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64 percent of air pollution due to external factors: Study

64 percent of air pollution due to external factors: Study
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Almost 64 per cent of the air pollution in Delhi during winters is caused by external factors, a new report said, suggesting that emissions are...

New Delhi: Almost 64 per cent of the air pollution in Delhi during winters is caused by external factors, a new report said, suggesting that emissions are growing despite the steps taken by the government.

According to a study jointly conducted by the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), about 13 per cent of pollution in Delhi comes from outside India.

The study also said despite all the steps taken by the government, air pollution in the city was growing due to industrial pollution.

Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI, said the interventions introduced by the government were working but there was a need to fill in some gaps to curb the pollution caused by industries.

The study suggested an alternative scenario which it expected to have a greater impact on Particulate Matter (PM) concentration level through reduction of pollutant emissions by 2030.

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