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OPINION| From Electric Vehicles Subsidy to Ending Crop Burning, How Budget Can Help Clean India’s Apocalyptic Air

Union Budget 2019 is expected to highlight the government’s intent on reviving growth. However, failure to urgently act on air pollution can derail these efforts by jeopardising public health, agricultural productivity, and sustainable development. The Union Budget 2019-20 will be important for reasons more than one. It will be the first annual financial statement of […]

South Korea proposes $5.9 billion extra budget to fight air pollution, aid exports

SEJONG, South Korea: South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget the government says is needed to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and boost exports bruised by weak demand. The package includes 2.2 trillion won to battle pollution, including subsidies for replacing old diesel-powered cars, buying air purifiers and […]

Switching to Electric Vehicles May Improve Air Quality: Study

Researchers from the Northwestern University in the US quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. Adopting electric vehicles (EVs) could improve overall air quality and lower carbon emissions, according to a study. Researchers from the Northwestern University in the US quantified the differences in air pollution generated […]