Delhi No Longer Most Polluted

It’s true – Delhi is no longer the most polluted city in the world. Others are performing worse, and have overtaken India’s capital city already. The WHO Study is available here, and the complete world data is available here.

  • PM10 – Delhi ranks fourth among Indian Cities Gwalior, Allahabad, Raipur AHEAD of Delhi in particulate pollution levels (PM10)
  • PM2.5 – Delhi ranks fifth among India cites For PM2.5 (more dangerous than PM10), the top rankers are Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur. Delhi ranks fifth within India.
  • PM10 bigger pollutant PM10 is inadvertently the worse number. Biggest pollutant around the world. Of 2,973 cities covered under WHO study for Air Quality, only three have PM2.5 higher than PM10.
  • Ahmedabad has higher PM2.5 Among 2,923 cities covered in the WHO study, only one Indian city – Ahmedabad – has PM2.5 levels higher than PM10. Overall, Ahmeadbad’s rank is 277 though – much better than Delhi.
PM 2.5 Mean of Indian Cities 2016
PM 2.5 Mean of Indian Cities 2016
PM 10 Mean of Indian Cities 2016
PM 10 Mean of Indian Cities 2016

Orange bars are cities in India!

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