MOST POLLUTED CITIES IN INDIA



The Central Pollution Control Board and the State Pollution Control Boards are monitoring the ambient air quality across the country under the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme.  Under this programme, ambient air quality is being monitored at 424 stations covering 175 cities in respect of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) and Particulate Matter of (size less than 10 micro metre (PM10).

The air quality data for the year 2009 indicates that the levels of SO2 have remained within the National Ambient Air Quality Standards in all the cities.  However, the levels of NO2 were exceeding the norms in Howrah, Asansol, Kolkata, Delhi, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Jharia.  During the same period, 91 cities/ towns were found to be exceeding the standards in respect of PM10.  The details may be referred at Annexure-I.

As regards the rank of the list of the polluted cities of the World, there is no standard methodology to rank the most polluted cities of the World. However, various organizations have come out with their ranking of most polluted cities of the World based on different parameters.

The existing levels of pollution in 35 metro cities are provided at Annexure-II.

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Annexure-I

Cities in decreasing order of NO2 levels in 2009

(Annual average concentrations in micrograms per cubic meter)

Sl. No. Cities Name Annual Average in µg/m3
1 Howrah 81
2 Asansol 62
3 Kolkata 56
4 Delhi 49
5 Jamshedpur 49
6 Raipur 46
7 Mumbai 42
8 Navi Mumbai 42
9 Jharia 41

Cities in decreasing order of PM10 levels in 2009

(Annual average concentrations in micrograms per cubic meter)

Sl. No. Cities Name Annual Average in µg/m3
1 Jharia 261
2 Ludhiana 254
3 Khanna 249
4 Delhi 243
5 Ghaziabad 236
6 Kanpur 211
7 Gobindgarh 206
8 Lucknow 197
9 Amritsar 190
10 Gwalior 187
11 Firozabad 187
12 Kolkata 187
13 Agra 185
14 Indore 183
15 Ranchi 182
16 Jamshedpur 172
17 Sindri 166
18 Jodhpur 164
19 Asansol 163
20 Allahabad 160
21 Alwar 153
22 Jaipur 151
23 Nahan 141
24 Jalandhar 140
25 Jabalpur 136
26 Anpara 134
27 Jhansi 127
28 Bangalore 122
29 Paonta Sahib 118
30 Korba 117
31 Bhopal 115
32 Angul 115
33 Howrah 114
34 Dewas 113
35 Bhilai Nagar 112
36 Navi Mumbai 111
37 Mumbai 109
38 Thoothukudi 108
39 Hubli-Dharwad 107
40 Ramagundam 106
41 Jamnagar 106
42 Rourkela 106
43 Rajkot 105
44 Nagda 105
45 Talcher 104
46 Golaghat 103
47 Naya Nangal 101
48 Nagpur 99
49 Nalgonda 98
50 Visakhapatnam 97
51 Ahmedabad 95
52 Surat 91
53 Kota 91
54 Amravati 90
55 Chandrapur 90
56 Sibsagar 89
57 Anklesvar 89
58 Nashik 89
59 Patencheru 87
60 Berhampur 87
61 Vadodara 86
62 Aurangabad (MS) 86
63 Ujjain 86
64 Udaipur 85
65 Tezpur 83
66 Parwanoo 83
67 Cuttack 83
68 Kolhapur 82
69 Pune 82
70 Salem 82
71 Chandigarh 81
72 Hydrabad 80
73 Vijaywada 80
74 Bongaigaon 80
75 Kurnool 79
76 Vapi 78
77 Damtal 77
78 Shillong 77
79 Panaji 75
80 Bhubaneshwar 75
81 Gulbarga 74
82 Coimbatore 74
83 Vasco 73
84 Silvassa 71
85 Solapur 71
86 Chennai 70
87 Mormugao 67
88 Trivandrum 65
89 Shimla 64
90 Baddi 63
91 Nalagarh 63

 

Note: Data of Agra is of sensitive areas. Data as reported in monthly summary sheet\Environmental Data Bank available as on date. National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nov. 2009 for Residential, Industrial & other areas (Annual average) for SO2 = 50 µg/m3, NO2 = 40 µg/m3 and RSPM = 60 µg/m3

 

This information was given by the  Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Shri Jairam Ramesh  in Lok  Sabha

 

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7 Comments

  1. T.Shanthi says:

    Educating children can reduce pollutin

  2. Ankit k.v says:

    pollution is reducing by the future of india.as one day comeing sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

  3. muskan says:

    increase pollution reduce our life.So its better to reduce pollution increase our life.So now let us see what you chooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooose.

  4. amita says:

    reducing child labour can reduce pollution.So stop child labour and stop pollution………………………………………………..

  5. navya says:

    how can you reduce air pollution by stoping child labour i accept that child labour shouldn’t take place in our country but if we stop child labour will aor pollution stop are they interlinked ??

  6. navya says:

    air *

  7. Pooja says:

    most polluted area in Mumbai…I want the information about it in any website.

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