IQ Air report shows Delhi as 2 separate parts New Delhi and Delhi. Delhi has been described as the fourth polluted city in the world. Here the annual level of PM 2.5 is 92.6 MGCM. It was 96.4 MGCM in 2021 in the same report. The capital of the country has been shown as New Delhi. It ranks ninth in the list of polluted cities. The average annual level of PM 2.5 here is 89.1 mgcm. In last year’s report, there was no separate level mentioned here.
In such a situation, if both these parts of the capital Delhi are added, then the average PM 2.5 level here is 91.15 mgcm this year. After adding both, the capital remains fourth in the list of polluted cities. In this list, Lahore of Pakistan is included in the first place, Hotan of China on the second and Bhiwadi of India on the third.
After adding both the figures, once again Delhi becomes the most polluted capital of the world. In the 2022 report, the capital of the African country Chad, An Jamena, has been described as the most polluted capital. The annual level of PM 2.5 here is 89.7 mgcm. According to the information, in this survey, a small part of New Delhi district has been considered as the capital of India. The pollution of large parts of Delhi is shown as a separate city named Delhi.
Sunil Dahiya, analyst at the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air, told that the report seems to have made some mistakes in making it. New Delhi and Delhi have been separately assessed. IQ Air should come clean about this. CSE Executive Director Anumita Raychaudhuri said that for the first time in this survey, the capital Delhi has been divided into two parts. New Delhi is a bit cleaner than the rest of Delhi. Despite this, PM 2.5 is far in excess of the standards. Necessary steps need to be taken to reduce it.
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