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Patna most polluted city in India; Varanasi, Kanpur not far behind

Pollution in India has become a serious concern as not only Delhi but even the other cities continue to choke on bad air quality. In fact, Delhiites might feel slightly relieved after what you’re about to read. In a recent … Continue reading

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90 percent of world’s population breathes badly polluted air: WHO

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study. Nine out of every 10 people on … Continue reading

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Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Government 

Delhi and Faridabad were among the top five cities with the worst air pollution in the country between 2015 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. “Cities can be ranked on the basis of different criteria pollutants with different … Continue reading

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Delhi is a wakeup call for world on air pollution

But this is not just a challenge in Delhi. It is a growing challenge for many cities around the world. Air pollution levels in other Indian cities, such as Varanasi and Lucknow, have been equally extreme in recent days. And … Continue reading

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The quality of air you breathe in Chennai is worse than in Delhi

Chennai had the highest proportion of ‘severe’ days based on AQI Official air quality data for the first half of this year shows that while Delhi does indeed face high levels of air pollution, Kanpur, Varanasi and Chennai are worse … Continue reading

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World Environment Day: Air pollution jumps to number 5 spot among top killers, says report

Needless delays in executing projects have led to the worsening of air quality across several cities in the country and a new draft audit inspection report shows that the purpose of setting up continuous real time air quality monitoring stations … Continue reading

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India launches air quality index to give pollution information

India has launched its first air quality index, to provide real time information about pollution levels. The index, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will initially monitor air quality in 10 cities. Last year the Environmental Preference Index ranked India … Continue reading

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