These households are impacted by a 'double whammy' of inhaling smoke produced by using solid fuels for cooking and disproportionate exposure to ambient air pollution from household consumption that is largely caused by affluent urban households.
It’s not unreasonable to hope that the progress of vaccination in Kolkata and its neighbouring districts will lead to significantly lower hospitalisation and fewer deaths.
India has a system that rewards success based on officially reported numbers, incentivising many states to 'manage' pandemic data more than the pandemic itself.
Wanuri Kahiu’s important short film 'Pumzi', depicting the regeneration of a future Africa after a period of intense environmental loss, shows the power of new voices taking up these themes.
Many states have achieved what Yogi Adityanath's policy wishes to without using coercive measures. Unfortunately, his government is not willing to listen.