At 1.4 lakh in 2019, Maharashtra No. 2 in toxic air deaths

MUMBAI: Maharashtra, which has safer air parameters than many north Indian states, is second in the statewise list of premature deaths due to air pollution in 2019. The state recorded 1.4 lakh air pollution-linked deaths while UP recorded the highest with 3.5 lakh deaths. The all-India figure is 17 lakh deaths — 18% of all the fatalities — in 2019; corresponding percentage for state is 16.7.