10 Jul For All Defence Aspirants World Air Quality Report -Nca Academy
World air quality report
Recently IQair in collaboration with Greenpeace southeast asia released the world air quality report.
Fifteen of the top 20 most polluted cities in the world are located in india .gurugram,in Haryana ,topped the list.
The other cities in india that made to the list of 20 were delhi,Ghaziabad, Faridabad,bhiwadi noida,patna ,lucknow,jodhpur , muzzafarpur , Varanasi , Moradabad ,agra,gaya and jind.
When ranked by country Bangladesh emerged as the most polluted followed by Pakistan and india.
Of the cities analysed ,64 % exceeded the WHO’s annual exposure guideline for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5.
Steps taken to curb the pollution
The government has formulated a national clean air program me (NCAP) as a medium term national level strategy to fight the menace of pollution through a long term strategy.
The clean air india initiative was launched in 2018 to reduce air pollution by promoting partnerships between Indian startups and dutch companies and build a network of entrepreneurs working on business solutions for cleaner air.
The central government has developed the national air quality index(AQI) for eight pollutants-PM2.5 ,PM10, NH3,Pb ,nitrogen oxides sulphur dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide.