14 to 15 million children, women, and men suffer daily…

Posted on July 9th, 2008

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The 1991 census found that 12.5 million people lived in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Of these, 9.9 million lived in Greater Mumbai. Estimates of the present population are in the range of 14 to 15 million.

It used to be said that breathing the air of Mumbai was analogous to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Well, more recent studies have updated that figure to four packs a day! Asthmatics don’t have a chance. The air in Delhi and Agra, smothered under a late Fall inversion, is hardly any better.

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