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India becomes largest SO2 emitter in the world

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India is the world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide, which is produced from coal burning, and greatly contributes to air pollution. According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace.

India has more than 15% of all anthropogenic sulphur dioxide (SO2) hotspots in the world detected by the OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite.

The major SO2 emission hotspots in India are:

  • Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh
  • Neyveli and Chennai in Tamil Nadu
  • Talcher and Jharsuguda in Odisha
  • Korba in Chhattisgarh
  • Kutch in Gujarat
  • Ramagundam in Telangana
  • Chandrapur and Koradi in Maharashtra

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • Administrator of NASA: Jim Bridenstine; Headquarter of NASA: Washington DC, US.

Source: The Hindu

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