BEIJING: The increase in people dying in India from air pollution will outpace the rate of such deaths in China, as India drags its heels over environmental rules while opening more coal mines, the head of a US research group said on Thursday.

“India’s situation is getting worse at a much faster speed than China,” Dan Greenbaum, president of Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI), told Reuters in Beijing.

“It is definitely the case because India has not taken as much action on air pollution.” Read more