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Air pollution in India and the impact on business

19 April 2021
Dalberg's new analysis indicates that in 2019, air pollution cost Indian business a staggering $95 billion due to reduced productivity, work absences and premature deaths.

Air pollution costs Indian business about USD 95 billion (7 lakh crores) every fiscal year, around 3% of India’s total GDP, a major research report shows. The cost is equal to 50% of all tax collected annually, or 150% of India’s healthcare budget. The findings in the report, undertaken by Dalberg Advisors in partnership with Clean Air Fund and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) add urgency to tackling air pollution by outlining that it imposes heavy economic costs as well as devastating health impacts.