New Delhi: While the Congress promised to strengthen the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) in order to “urgently tackle the problem of pollution” in its election manifesto released on Tuesday, the move may have come a tad too late, with a global report highlighting the extent of damage toxic air has already caused in India.

A 2019 report by State of Global Air (SoGA) says more than 1.2 million ( 12 lakh) people died in India in 2017 due to outdoor and indoor air pollution. This is an increase of 1 lakh people from 1.1 million deaths in 2015.  Read More