“Today is World Environment day: Let's take oath to put collective efforts to make the Environment Safe & Sustainable,” Javadekar tweeted.

“Let’s preserve the Environment, Lets secure the future,” he added.

Javadekar also voiced his concern for the coming generation, and asked the masses to protect the environment.

“Healthy Environment is our gift to the children. Let’s protect Our Environment! ,” he tweeted.

India's tryst with environment problems continues as Public Health index witnesses rise in ailments with increased level of pollution. New Delhi was rated as one of the worst polluted cities to live in across the globe recently.

According to reports, outdoor air pollution has become the fifth largest killer in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking and poor nutrition, according to a Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report.

The report says that about 6,20,000 premature deaths occur in India due to air pollution-related diseases. It also highlights that annual premature deaths caused by particulate air pollution have increased by six times since 2000 and accounts for one fifth of global deaths.

(JPN)

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