Delhi Most Polluted Capital in World, New Delhi: According to a report by Greenpeace, Delhi has been rated as the world’s most polluted capital, while Gurugram is the most polluted city. According to the latest data compiled in the ranking of IQ Air Visual 2018 World Air Quality Report and Interactive World’s Most Polluted Cities, In 2018, Greenpeace prepared with the cooperation of Southeast Asia to reveal the condition of Particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution. has been done. The average annual PM2.5 concentration in Delhi was 113.5 micrograms per cubic meter.
Delhi Most Polluted Capital in World, Gurugram Worst City, Reveals Greenpeace Report
The report is based on the air quality data collected from public monitoring sources in 2018, which focuses on data that has been published in real-time or near real-time. It has been said in the report that these sources include valid surveillance network as well as valid data for air quality monitors operated by private individuals and organizations.
Dhaka remained the second most polluted capital at 97.1 micrograms per cubic meter and Kabul remained third with 61.8 micrograms per cubic meter.However, the city’s ranking is different, Delhi is the 11th most polluted city and the Gurugram is on top, where the average PM2.5 is 135.8 micrograms per cubic meter.
Ghaziabad is number 2 with 135.2 micrograms per cubic meter and Faisalabad is the third place in Pakistan with 130.4 micrograms per cubic meter. In addition, Faridabad, Bhiwadi, and Noida take the next three places with the reading of an average PM 2.5 of 129.1, 125.4 and 123.6 micrograms per cubic meter respectively.
According to the national ambient air quality standards, the annual permissible limit for PM2.5 is 40ug /m3. The annual permissible limits set by the World Health Organization are also lower at 10ug /m3.
Beijing, once considered the most polluted city in the world, has made significant improvements in air quality in the list last year and is ranked 122 in the list, this report has been compiled and analyzed by IQ AirVisual, which is a software company Keeps track of pollution worldwide and Greenpeace, an environmental NGO found.
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