Most polluted city in the world: The WHO report states that the condition of 14 cities in India is very bad in terms of air pollution. Kanpur is the second largest city of Uttar Pradesh in this list. Kanpur is followed by Faridabad, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala, and Jodhpur.
Delhi may not be among the most polluted cities in the world, but the situation is not so good that it can be done. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization released a list of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in Geneva. These include 14 cities in India, of which Kanpur occupies the first place. At the same time, Delhi is in sixth place in the list of most polluted cities.
The WHO report states that the condition of 14 cities in India is very bad in terms of air pollution. Kanpur is the second largest city of Uttar Pradesh in this list. Kanpur is followed by Faridabad, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala, and Jodhpur. Al-Salem city of Kuwait is Ali morning in the fifteenth place. It is worth mentioning that Delhi was fourth in the 2015 report on air pollution, which has now slipped to the sixth position.
WHO figures show that between 2010-2014 Delhi’s pollution level has improved marginally. But from 2015 the situation has started deteriorating again. Regarding air pollution. The WHO has studied 4,000 cities in 100 countries. This study shows that between 2010 and 2014 there was a slight improvement in wind conditions in Delhi, but from 2015 the situation started deteriorating again.
Appreciate the move
What can be said positive for India in the WHO report is a special discussion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Ujjwala’ scheme. Under this scheme, LPG connections are provided to women living below the poverty line at an economical rate. With this, these women got relief from cooking on a wooden stove. Referring to the Ujjwala scheme in the report. It has been said that although the latest figures for air pollution are alarming. Despite this, positive progress is being seen in some countries of the world.
Delhi: Worst case in six years
Statistics show that the PM2.5 annual average in Delhi is 143 micrograms per cubic meter. Which is more than three times the national security standard while the PM10 average is 292 micrograms per cubic meter. Which is 4.5 times more than the national standard. Let us know that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had just claimed a few days ago that the level of air pollution has improved in 2017 compared to 2016. However, the board has not yet released the current PM 2.5 data for 2017.
The status quo on many steps
In India, several steps were taken to tackle air pollution in 2016. These include measures like Graded Response Action Plan in October, Environmental Reimbursement Fee (ECC) on trucks in December 2015 and better coordination between NCR cities on air pollution control. The steps taken by the government could not give any information about how the situation improved, because only the data up to 2016 has been included in the WHO report.
Changed photo from the year 2012
According to the 2010 report, Delhi was the most polluted city in the world followed by Peshawar and Rawalpindi. At that time, among the 10 most polluted cities in the world. Only Agra was included in other cities of India. The 2011 report also included Delhi and Agra in the list of polluted cities and Ulaanbaatar was the most polluted city in the world. In 2012, the situation began to change and 14 of India’s cities were among the 20 most polluted cities in the world. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 also, four to seven cities of India were among the 20 most polluted cities in the world. But in the 2016 figures released on Tuesday, 14 of the 15 most polluted cities in the world are from India.