Air pollution costs Indian companies $ 95 billion a year – a study

Monorail in Mumbai passes through the smoggy slum in the morning in Mumbai, India, January 7, 2021. REUTERS / Niharika Kulkarni / Fails

The Indian company’s air pollution costs $ 95 billion each year, or 3% of the country’s gross domestic product, and reduces annual consumption by $ 22 billion, according to a study published on Thursday.

Each year, higher levels of pollution wipe out $ 1.3 billion from India’s IT sector due to lost productivity, according to a study by Industry Group CII; Clean Air Fund, charity; and Dalberg Consulting.

If New Delhi fails to clean up toxic air, the emerging IT sector could lose more than $ 2.5 each year, the study warned.

New Delhi is the most polluted capital in the world, and India is home to 35 of the 50 most polluted cities in the world.

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