This city in UP is more polluted than Gurugram!
Lucknow, Mar 9: With Gurugram topping the list of most polluted cities in 2018 and the residents of the city urging the government to take immediate measures in curbing pollution, a lesser known town in Uttar Pradesh is also reeling under poor quality.
Peetalnagari in Moradabad registered worser pullution levels than Gurugram, an Amar Ujala report said. Gurugram's air quality was around 155, while Moradabad's AQI was 194.
The temprature in Moradabad has been rising in the past four days. The maximum temprature in the city is around 27 degrees celsius and the minimum has been hovering around 12 degrees Celsius. The air pollution has also been on a rise.
On Thursday, Moradabad's Air Quality Index (AQI) was 169 while on Friday it had risen to 194. Although, by Friday night, it had dropped to 163.
Ideally, the AQI sould be around 50, but in Moradabad it is three timesa that which is a matter of serious concern. Recent drizzling has also contrinuted to high AQI levels in the city.
When it comes to pollution, people always talk about Delhi as most polluted city, but last week it it came to fore that Gurugram is far ahead of it. Gurugram resulted highest annual concentration of particulate matter any global city recorded here during 2018.
Where as Indian capital ranks 10th for annual PM2.5 concentration. World's most polluted cities ranking, prepared in collaboration with Greenpeace Southeast Asia, reveals the state of particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution in 2018. Situation in India goes worst when the focus is on Southern part of Asia. Out of 15 top polluted cities, 13 belongs to India.