Javadekar must come clean on air pollution, says Greenpeace

Publication - July 24, 2015
New Delhi 24 July 2015 - In response to comments made by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar regarding air pollution in Delhi, Greenpeace India Clean Air Campaigner Aishwarya Madineni made the following comment:

“Let there be no confusion. Delhi’s polluted air is making its residents sick and endangering their long-term health. Whatever Minister Javadekar says, there is enough information and studies on air pollution that merit an urgent response. Greenpeace India is calling on the government to urgently introduce a system of issuing health advisories on heavy air pollution days as a very basic acknowledgement of the problem. Air pollution and its consequences on public health is not a debate. It’s an emergency that must be addressed. It’s time for Prakash Javadekar to stop the double speak on this issue and come clean on his plan to tackle Delhi’s air pollution crisis.”

For more information, contact:

Madhulika Verma, Communication Specialist, Greenpeace India +91 9971137736,

Aishwarya Madineni, Campaigner, Greenpeace India, +91 8884875744,