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