India's pollution problem
How can India overcome its environmental challenges?
At one point this week air pollution in Delhi was so high that monitors could not record the toxicity because it was off the scale. Schools were closed, vehicles restricted, and people were advised to stay indoors. But the situation in Delhi is not the full picture. Fifteen of the world's twenty most polluted cities are in India. And air pollution is just one of several severe environmental challenges in the country. Fast paced industrialisation, poor waste management and badly managed mining projects are all contributing to environmental degradation. So why have India’s pollution problems been so hard to tackle? What are the steps authorities should be taking to improve the situation? And can the country find a path that will enhance people's lives without damaging nature? Join Pascale Harter and a panel of expert guests as they discuss India's environmental future.
Ruth Kattumuri - Co-Director of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Rajeswari S. Raina - Professor, Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University
Partha Bhattacharya - former CEO of Coal India Ltd
Samit Aich - former Executive Director of Greenpeace India
Siddharth Hande - Founder, Kabadiwalla Connect
A cyclist with his face covered by cloth amid smog in Delhi by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times