India, Dec. 7 -- However, MPs across party lines say there are pan-India ramifications

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, contradicted the Union government's own research on December 6, 2019, when he told Parliament that there was no Indian study that linked air pollution with the shortening of life span.

He went on to add that a fear psychosis was being created among people by making such a connection while answering a question in the Lok Sabha on whether air pollution was bringing down life expectancy.

A study anchored by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR ) had said precisely this. That, life expectancy in India was going down due to air pollution.

"We estimated that if the air po...