Of the 30 cities with the worst air pollution, 21 cities in India

Of the 30 cities with the worst air pollution, 21 cities in India

Posted on Feb 26, 2020

According to a recent report by IQ Air, Switzerland and the US, which report on air pollution every year, 21 of India's 30 cities are among the worst cities in the world.

The aforementioned organization compiles reports every year based on government data, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the agencies and agencies that work on environmental improvement.

Although IQ Air's 2019 Star Report did not designate India as the worst country in terms of air pollution, its cities are among the worst in air pollution.


Mumbai's pollution is affecting health, reports - Photo: Reuters
According to a recent IQ Air report, China has taken significant steps in the past to reduce air pollution, which has improved air pollution in China.

According to IQ Air's list of the 5 worst countries in terms of air pollution, 4 countries are South Asia and one is East Asian.

Bangladesh is the worst country in terms of air pollution, while Pakistan is the second-largest country, with Mongolia third in the list, followed by Afghanistan at fourth and India at fifth.


Lahore ranks ninth in terms of air pollution — File Photo: AFP
In terms of air pollution, the Indian capital New Delhi is number one in the world's worst capitals, but when it comes to the 50 largest airborne cities, Bangladesh's capital Dhaka is at number one.

Of the 50 major air pollution cities, the first 12 cities include three Indian cities.

The worst city in the world in terms of air pollution in Dhaka, second to Cambodia's Chinese city, Hangu to third, Mumbai to fourth place, Wuhan to fifth place, Lahore to Pakistani ninth and tenth. But Indian cities are New Delhi.

The air pollution recorded in Indian cities is almost 9 times the required standards of the US Air Pollution Protection Agency, including the World Health Organization, according to the report.


Dhaka ranks first in terms of air pollution — File Photo: AFP
India's air pollution cities include cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Pune, and India has 21 of the 30 worst air pollution cities overall.

In its report, IQ Air has divided cities and countries into six categories regarding air pollution, including 'good air pollution, medium air pollution, air pollution affecting health, non-health air pollution, severe. Unhealthy air pollution and dangerous air pollution categories.

Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan's cities, have been ranked by the World Health Organization's 'Health Impact' category while most of India's cities are also included in the same category.

Bangladesh city Dhaka is in the category of 'severe non-health'.


Karachi has less air pollution than Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Lahore and Dhaka - File photo: AFP


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