The Great Smog Of India

17 November 2018

Siddharth Singh

Air pollution kills over a million Indians every year, and emergency health advisories frequently advise people against stepping out. In this book, the policy expert Siddharth Singh, who specialises in issues surrounding energy, mobility and climate change, discusses developments in the transport industry and energy-production sectors that contribute to air pollution, as well as the degradation of air quality triggered by crop-burning in northern India every winter. He situates the air pollution crisis in the context of India’s meteorological conditions and global climate change, and outlines the dire repercussions if we remain apathetic.

Penguin India, 262 pages, Rs 499