India may face criticism in WHO global meet for poor air quality.

The steady rise in pollution level has created an alarm among world countries. On this occasion, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for an international community comprising Health and Environment ministers of all countries to access its impact on health and the environment.

The meet will be held in Geneva from October 30 to November 1.  The three-day meeting will see global leaders set targets for countries. India is expected to face criticism on the background of failing to maintain air quality in Delhi and northern regions. 

India tops the list with most number of polluted cities in the top 20 countries. 14 out of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are from India. The timing is such that India is likely to face increased criticism as pollution levels are going to increase from here with stubble fires in Haryana and Punjab as farmers get ready to sow winter crops and a possible firecracker spurt on Diwali,” an official said. 

The main motive behind the meeting called by WHO is to reduce key pollution emissions and to adopt measure for sustainable developments. 

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