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India in Transition

India in Transition (IiT)

Farzana Afridi
August 3, 2020

In 2018, India had 22 of the world’s 30 most air-polluted cities. Household sources of ambient air pollution, such as cooking and heating, are the single largest contributor in much of the developing world, including India. Air pollution levels within households that cook with solid fuels, such as wood and cow dung, can be high and skyrocket to 40 times greater than the safe limit prescribed by the WHO.