CTET Paper-I English: Questions 95 - 102 of 294
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A huge layer of pollution is spreading its legs across South Asia is cutting down sunlight by 10 % over India, hence spoiling agriculture, changing the rainfall patterns and putting down hundreds of thousands people at risk, according to a new study. The startling findings of scientists working with the United Nations Environment Programme shows that the spectacular economic growth seen in this part of the world in the past decade may soon falter as a result of this pollution. A research is conducted in India shows that the haze caused by pollution might be reducing winter rice harvests by 10%. Results prove that haze is made up of mass of ash, acides, aerosols and other particles disrupting weather systems. Acids in the rain may be falling as acid rain, have the capacity to destroy crops and trees.
The pollution that is forming the haze could be leading to several hundreds and thousands of premature deaths as a result of higher levels of respiratory problems. The number of deaths is increasing like anything every year, which is an issue of major concern.
India, China and Indonesia are the worst affected owing to their population density, economic growth and declining forest cover.