2015 was the first time on record that the average Indian was exposed to more pollution than the average Chinese
Greenpeace analysis of satellite-based particulate matter measurements over the past decade shows that China’s systematic efforts to combat air pollution have achieved an impressive improvement in average air quality in the country in the past few years – although pollution levels remain alarmingly high. In contrast, air pollution levels in India, and in particular North India, have risen rapidly, with 2015 being the most polluted year on record.
Clean Air Action Plan: The Way Forward PDF here.
See Comparison of air pollution policies in the world’s four major economies here.