World 100 Most Polluted Cities India: India Top On 100 Most Polluted Cities In The World Left Behind China & Pakistan Ghaziabad On Top
- Many cities of India, China and Pakistan are once again battling heavy pollution.
- Like every year, this year also the capital of India, Delhi is covered with a layer of smoke.
- India has overtaken China to top the world’s 100 most polluted list
India, China and Pakistan are once again battling heavy pollution. Like every year, this year also India’s capital New Delhi has been covered with a thick layer of smoke. Last week the situation got so bad that schools in Delhi had to be closed. According to the latest report by IQAir, which monitors the world’s air quality, it has overtaken China and Pakistan to top the list of the world’s 100 most polluted. The air of Ghaziabad city of India is the most toxic in the country and it is the second most polluted city in the world after China’s Hotan city.
Al Jazeera quoted IQAir as saying that the level of PM2.5 particles in the air in the capital New Delhi is 34 times higher than the World Health Organization’s acceptable level. It has been said that the air becomes most toxic in winter when farmers burn stubble. PM2.5 particles destroy human lungs. It has been said in this report that in the year 2020, 46 of the world’s 100 most polluted cities were in India.
9 in the list of 10 most polluted cities in the world in India
It was followed by China and 42 of its cities are the most polluted. After China, 6 cities of Pakistan, 4 of Bangladesh, 1 city of Indonesia and Thailand are included in this list. All these cities have PM2.5 air quality ratings above 50. In the list of 10 most polluted cities in the world, 9 are from India only. The air of China’s Hotan city was the most toxic in the world throughout the year. Here PM2.5’s rating averaged 110.2 in the year 2020.
According to a report by Lancet, air pollution was the cause of 16 lakh 70 thousand deaths in India in the year 2019. However, the number of deaths due to household pollution has decreased significantly compared to the year 1990. The credit for this is being attributed to the increasing use of LPG and PNG. At the same time, the number of deaths due to PM2.5 has increased significantly. In the list of 20 most polluted cities in the world, 15 are from India. Most of these cities are in northern India.
Now smog towers are being built in the cities of India and China.
This report states that smoke from vehicles and industries and burning of crops is increasing PM2.5 and other pollutants in the air. To deal with the increasing air pollution, smog towers are now being built in the cities of India and China. Two such towers have been installed in Delhi after the order of the Supreme Court. These towers operate within a 1 km area and reduce PM2.5 levels by up to 50 per cent. However, his efficiency is still under question.
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India tops the list of most polluted cities in the world
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