That’s the stark findings of the latest report from India-based Conservation Action Trust and Urban Emissions. A year ago, these groups released a groundbreaking report that estimated for the first time the human toll from India's dirtiest fuel source. They found a shocking 80,000-115,000 people were dying every year as a result of air pollution from coal-fired power plants.
But this time around they have much more dire news. Their new report has found that if all proposed coal plants are built, India is facing up to 229,000 annual deaths - a 100 percent increase.