In­dia gets Na­tional Air Qual­ity In­dex

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For the first time, the Cen­tre has taken an ini­tia­tive to in­form peo­ple about daily air qual­ity. The in­dex that uses colour codes to in­di­cate sever­ity of pol­lu­tion each day can go a long way in pro­tect­ing public health and catalysing pol­lu­tion con­trol mea­sures, says Delhi-based non-profit Cen­tre for Science and En­vi­ron­ment. What is needed next is to ex­pand the cov­er­age of air qual­ity in­dex from the 10 cities at present to other cities

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