Air pollution worries Mumbaiites the most: Survey
When it comes to the environment, what worries Mumbaiites most is air pollution.
Next on their list of concerns is the management of solid waste and sewage, extreme heat and the need for parks and open spaces.
These are issues very high on the priority list of more than 1,200 city households across various socioeconomic brackets surveyed by Urban Futures at the US-based National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.
According to the survey, air pollution was the top concern with 55.3% of families saying it was a worry, followed by waste and sewage management (51.3%), extreme heat (34%) and parks and open spaces (23.9%).
“Many cities worldwide seek to understand local policy priorities among their general population. In a rapidly urbanising city such as Mumbai, multiple issues compete for prominence, ranging from improved management of pollution and extreme weather to energy and other infrastructure services,” said Gufran Beig, IITM.
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