Europe took 13 years to implement the Euro 4 stage, the Indian industry took only 10 years to introduce BS-IV emission norms, which were first introduced in 2010
India Choking: Masks and air purifiers are short-term measures, attitudes towards pollution need to change
Dirty air is democratic in that everyone breathes it and therefore everyone should have a strong interest in cleaning it up. In India, we have seen a surge of middle-class activism in recent years against corruption and violence against women.
The cold fact is that toxic air is a side effect of industrialisation. It has long been the collateral damage of development. But can a nation become economically advanced without polluting? The nations of the West do not provide examples that the developing countries of Asia can follow, without polluting copious and damaging amounts.