Post-election, it’s time for India to formalize energy reforms long deliberated


Post-election, it’s time for India to formalize energy reforms long deliberated

If you’re living in the capital city of Delhi in India, it is the onset of summer, yet the city already feels like a ‘gas chamber’. The coming months are expected tobecome even hotter. The situation is no different in other cities across India which are grappling with air pollution and extreme heat wave conditions.

India dominates the list of the most polluted cities on earth. As per World Bank estimates, air pollution costs India the equivalent of 8.5% of GDP. With increasingindustrialization and urbanisation, the problem will exacerbate even further leading to serious health problems, including respiratory illness, cancer, strokes, heartdisease, premature deaths, infant mortality and reduced life expectancy. Read More

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