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Partial reduction of air pollution in India during COVID-19 lockdown

Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Gonamanda Satya Sree, Kapilavayi Venkata, Basava Ranjitha, Boggu Jagan Mohan Reddy

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India has been struggling with pollution with the increase in population day by day. In fact, as per the World Economic Forum in February 2020, India became the sixth out of 10 world’s most air-polluted cities. On March 24, 2020. India has declared initially lockdown 1 i.e. 21 days amid the extent of the dangerous Corona Virus (Covid-19), it is the largest lockdown in the world encompassing 130 crores of population. With that several people were at their houses, traffic has been drastically decreased, construction and factories are stopped for a while during this lockdown, foremost to a significant reduction in smog as well as the air pollution. Given that, we have studied the environmental pollution in metropolitan cities of India during the first lockdown. The pollution and smog in the air were dropped drastically in all metro cities because of the lockdown in India.


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