No swine flu cases were reported in Lakhimpur Kheri in the last two years, he said.

About 33.6% of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (DALYs) could be attributed to ambient air pollution, 25.8% to household air pollution and 21% to smoking.

The bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice AK Goel gave the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) three weeks to convene a meeting with stakeholders of the project.

Farmer unions are now saying that stubble burning is not causing widespread pollution.

The case was filed by environment activists after it was reported that the project would require chopping of at least 14,000 trees for vertical expansion.

This is according to data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Monday, which showed that the air quality in 2018, so far, has improved compared to 2017 and 2016.

Putting the figure in perspective, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech said the total number of beneficiaries will equal the total population of the US, Canada and Mexico.

The method being used for the 'revival', however, has irked environment activists. According to activists, the concretisation and laying down of the sheets will only aid in killing the lake.

India ranked bottom of the list in the environmental health category, and ranked 178 out of 180 on air quality.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the world's first-ever thermal battery facility.

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