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Source: The post is based on the article “39 Of World’s 50 Most Polluted Cities Are In India: Report” published in NDTV on 16th March 2023
What is the News?
IQ Air, a Swiss air quality technology company has released a report titled “World Air Quality Report, 2022”.
What is the World Air Quality Report?
The World Air Quality Report presents an overview of the state of global air quality in 2022.
The report is based on PM2.5 data from 7,323 cities and 131 countries.
What are the key findings of the report?
Most Polluted Countries: Chad, Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, and Bangladesh are the 5 most polluted countries in 2022.
Most Polluted Cities: Lahore was the most polluted city in the world, followed by Hotan in China and Bhiwadi in Rajasthan.
India: India has ranked 8th in the global list of countries with the most hazardous air quality.
– Bhiwadi in Rajasthan was found to be the most polluted city in India and the third most polluted city in the world.
– New Delhi is the second most polluted capital city in the world, with N’Djamena in Chad topping the list.
– India hosts 12 of the 15 most polluted cities in Central and South Asia.
– A total of 39 Indian cities are on the list of 50 of the world’s most polluted cities based on annual average PM2.5 levels in 2022.