Delhi Tenth Polluted City Greenpeace Report Says

Delhi is frequently reducing pollution level last year Delhi was on 8th Place and this year Delhi is in 10th place.

Jharia of Jharkhand remains the most polluted city in the country. The city is one of the largest coal sands in the country. There has been a slight improvement in the air of the country’s capital. Delhi is at number 10 on this list, while it was at number eight a year ago. Noida is at number three in the list of most polluted cities in the country. At the same time, six cities of Uttar Pradesh are Noida, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Allahabad, Moradabad and Firozabad among the top 10 most polluted cities in the country. This means three of the ten most polluted cities in the country are from Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, National Capital Region (NCR). This information has been given in a report released on Tuesday by Greenpeace India.

Lunglei is the least polluted city of Mizoram: This report of Greenpeace India has been prepared on the basis of PM10 data in 287 cities of the country in the year 2018. Accordingly, Dhanbad in the state of Jharkhand is the second most polluted city in India, known for its coal reserves and industries. According to the report, Lunglei in Mizoram is the least polluted city in the country. It is followed by Douki city of Meghalaya. Lunglei is the only city in the country where the PM10 level is less than 20 micrograms per cubic meter recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to experts, Greenpeace figures are for 2018 and in the last two years, several steps have been taken to control air pollution. Therefore these figures do not tell the reality. The impact of steps taken to improve air pollution will be reflected in next year’s report. The Ministry of Environment inaugurated the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) for five years in January 2019. Under this program, the target was to reduce the air quality of different cities of the country by 20-30 percent by the year 2024. The base year 2017 was set for this. The Greenpeace India report states that Indian cities are not moving properly towards achieving the target chosen under NCAP.

  • Jharkhand’s Jharia in first and Dhanbad in second.
  • The national capital was eighth in this list last year.

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