New Delhi: Despite a tight lockdown on Covid-19 from 25 March in Delhi, nearly 24,000 people lost their lives in the first six months of 2020 due to air pollution and the government suffered 5.8 per cent of GDP. It has been mentioned in a report.
According to IQAir’s new online tools Air Visual and Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Delhi lost Rs 26,230 crore due to air pollution during the first six months of the year, which is equivalent to 5.8 per cent of its annual gross domestic product (GDP). This is the highest loss due to air pollution in terms of GDP in 28 major cities of the world.
“In the first six months of 2020, 24,000 deaths are related to air pollution,” Greenpeace said in a statement. According to the statement, 14,000 people lost their lives during this period due to air pollution in Mumbai and a loss of 15,750 crores.