Sunday, August 19 2018

August 3, 2018

14 cities of India in the list of 20 cities with high levels of PM2.5

Polluted Cities in the world

Stating that 14 cities of India namely Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Varanasi, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Gurgaon, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Jaipur, Patiala & Jodhpur are included in the list of 20 cities, which have recorded high levels of PM 2.5, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has pointed out that these cities in WHO Report do not report pollution on all parameters. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the Minister referred to the World Health Organization Global Ambient Air Quality Database (update 2018), which consists of mainly annual means for PM10 and or PM2.5, covering more than 4000 human settlements in 108 countries for the years from 2008 to 2016.