Nitrous Oxide Emissions
▪ According to the study published in the journal Earth System Science Data, India is the world’s second largest source of Nitrous Oxide (N2O).
▪ Nearly 11% of such global man-made emissions in 2020 were from India
▪ The major source of these emissions comes from fertilizer usage.
N2O emissions from human activities have increased by 40% in the past four decades.
N2O is a greenhouse gas that heats up the atmosphere more than carbon dioxide.

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