India’s Capital of Delhi has the World’s Worst Air Pollution – Why?

Air pollution in India’s capital Delhi is now so bad that breathing Delhi’s air is the equivalent of smoking 50 cigarettes a day.

For The Real News, I speak to Shouvik Chakraborty, a Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute, UMASS-Amherst, about the severity of this public health crisis and the means by which it can be solved.

As Shouvik explains, the technology and strategies that are necessary to liberate residents of India’s major cities from suffocating air pollution are known – the solution is simply a matter of political will.

My interview of Shouvik can be seen here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20781:India%27s-Capital-of-Delhi-has-the-World%27s-Worst-Air-Pollution—Why%3F

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