13 out of 20 Most Polluted Cities of the World are Indian!

13 out of 20 Most Polluted Cities of the World are Indian

World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed a report with the most polluted cities across the world according to WHO’s guidelines. The most shameful thing about this list is that, out of 20 most polluted cities of the world, 13th are Indian cities!

With Delhi leading the list, top 4 cities in this list are Indian. Other Indian cities which are most polluted with Delhi are Patna, Gwalior, Raipur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Firozabad, Kanpur, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Allahabad, Agra and Khanna.

Top 20 Most Polluted Cities of the World

(Rank, City, Country, Pollution level)

1. Delhi, India, 153
2. Patna, India, 149
3. Gwalior, India, 144
4. Raipur, India, 134
5. Karachi, Pakistan, 117
6. Peshawar, Pakistan, 111
7. Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 107
8. Khormabad, Iran, 102
9. Ahmedabad, India, 100
10. Lucknow, India, 96
11. Firozabad, India, 96
12. Doha, Qatar, 93
13. Kanpur, India, 93
14. Amritsar, India, 92
15. Ludhiana, India, 91
16. Idgir, Turkey, 90
17. Narayonganj, Bangladesh, 89
18. Allahbad, India, 88
19. Agra, India, 88
20. Khanna, India, 88

This list is certainly a wake up call for India. Prime minister Modi should definitely take steps towards pollution. Recently, Arvind Kejriwal announced Odd- Even formula in Delhi to reduce pollution level and Gujarat government also announced to launch electric buses in the state. Hope India wakes up after this shameful revelation!

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