Pakistan has more poisonous air than India! India has 39 cities in the world’s top 50 polluted cities
Releasing the report for the world’s most polluted countries, Swiss firm IQAir has released a list in which India has come at number 8 in the list of top 10 most polluted countries. Pakistan is at the third place in this list. The level of PM 2.5 has been considered as the basis in the report. Despite stating the PM 2.5 level, the company’s figures say that it is 53.3 micrograms per cubic meter in India. According to the report, this is 10 times more than the figure called the safe limit by the World Health Organization.
This survey has been done in 131 countries of the world, in which the company used more than 30 thousand ground monitors. The company has included 7300 cities in India in this ranking. The report says that India’s transport sector contributes 20 to 35 percent to PM 2.5 pollution. Apart from this, industries, coal burning power plants and biomass burning are also the main sources of pollution.
Talking about the most polluted cities in the world, Lahore of Pakistan ranks first in the list. After that Hotan city of China has been described as the most polluted city in the world. Bhiwadi of Rajasthan of India comes on the third number. At the same time, Delhi has been placed at the fourth position in this list. The PM 2.5 level in Delhi has been reported as 92.6 micrograms, which is 20 times more than the safe limit.
Talking about the 100 most polluted cities, the report says that 65 cities of India are included in this list. Whereas earlier 61 cities of India were included in this list. Delhi and New Delhi come within the top 10 in this list. The good news for Delhi is that it is now free from the tag of the world’s most polluted capital. New Delhi has now come in second place. In the first place is Chad’s Ndjamena which is the world’s most polluted capital.
There has been some reduction in pollution levels in Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad adjacent to Delhi. This level of pollution is said to be extremely dangerous for the Indian people, especially in Delhi and its surrounding areas. The greatest risk has been attributed to newborns and children as their lungs are developing. At the same time, pollution has also been said to be a big danger for the elderly who are ill. Especially the elderly suffering from diseases like asthma, cancer, diabetes.