15 Facts about the Pollution in India

Pollution in India Facts
Pollution in any country is always a serious issue. It has never helped but damaged mostly every aspect of the living being’s society. With the resource there comes its pollution which is the result of our long exploitation to them.
Here are some quick facts reflecting about the pollution in India.

● India was the third largest emitter of carbon dioxide in 2009 at 1.65 Gt per year, after China (6.9 Gt per year) and the US (5.2 Gt per year).
● The growing industrialization is leading lots of environmental issues by its uncontrolled polluted emission.
● Vehicles contribute up to 35% of air pollution in the big cities of India like Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.
● Wood-fuel in rural areas for cooking and millions of old diesel engines burning diesel also adds to pollution level.
● The permissible limit for industrial pollution is 20 and 10 according to WHO standards. In India it is found to be 60 and 40.
● Several industries in India are marked as highly polluting like Cement, Chlor Alkali, Copper smelter, Fertilizer, Iron, Steel, Oil refinery, Petrochemicals, Pharma, and Zinc smelter industries.
● Lots of rivers in India which are vastly polluted due to lack of management by government.
● Around 29001 million litres of liquid dirt are produced daily in India whenever there have a capacity of 6001 million litres per day.
● Organic waste, sediment, mineral, nutrient, toxic chemical are found in these rivers.
● Hydrocarbon gases, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and greenhouse gases which are harmful, found in polluted air.
● During 2009, the issue of Uranium poisoning in the state of Punjab came into light.
● This incident leads too many birth defects in children in the Faridkot and Bhatinda districts of Punjab.
● India is experiencing a growing toxic pollution caused by ‘Endosulfan’ pesticide. It is banned over the world but not India.
● Metro cities are already experiencing the blend of smoke and fog i.e., sfog which is not a good sign.
● Diwali, Marriages and other frequent celebrations add much more to the air, land, water and noise pollution.

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