Having kicked off plans to build 100 smart cities across the country, the Indian government will need to make sure any smart improvements address a critical issue in its urban environment: overwhelming pollution.
A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report about pollution levels places 34 cities in India in the top 100 most polluted cities in the world list, with 22 of the Indian cities in the top 50. And out of the 100 cities chosen for smart city transformation, 17 of them have the dubious honor of making WHO’s list