India Has 39 Most Polluted Cities in the World, Out of Top 50
Even though India has dropped a few positions in the world’s most polluted countries list, 39 of the 50 most polluted cities in the world are Indian cities. A new report from Swiss firm IQAir shared these rankings that are based on the level of PM 2.5 which is closely tracked by scientists and health experts.
The World Air Quality Report released by IQAir reveals air pollution data from 131 countries and over 7,300 cities. While India has dropped a few positions, from 5 to 8, in the most polluted countries list, 39 of its cities are among the 50 most polluted cities, and 65 cities are in the top 100. Because of the new classification, both Delhi and New Delhi are in the top 10. New Delhi is the second worst city in terms of air pollution.
Some of these cities, other than Delhi and New Delhi, are Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad. Notably, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad have seen a decline in pollution levels compared to the average PM 2.5 levels in previous years.
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