Buildings enveloped in a thick blanket of smog in Noida
04 May, 2018, 13:55
Given that most of the polluted cities are located in and around Delhi and along the Indo-Gangetic plain, it is critical that the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal are further sensitised to take up urgent action on cleaning air in cities under their jurisdiction.
It said the improvement in particulate matter concentration in Delhi has happened despite episodic events in two successive years in November 2016 and November 2017. But experts say the data does not show improvements in New Delhi's air quality, but rather that more Indian cities have toxic air.
However, Delhi has improved in terms of pollution with the city's PM 2.5 annual average being 143 micrograms per cubic metre. As a follow-up, 94 non-attainment cities were also asked to prepare detailed action plans for improving upon air quality depending on their local conditions.
A new World Health Organization report said on Wednesday that 14 Indian cities were on its 2016 list of 15 with the highest levels of PM2.5 or particulate matter (PM) with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres.
Other Indian cities that registered very high levels of PM2.5 pollutants were Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur followed by Ali Subah Al-Salem in Kuwait and a few cities in China and Mongolia. Closely followed behind Port Talbot was Scunthorpe, Salford and Sandy all three of which had levels of 15 micrograms per cubic metre.
"Therefore, even PM10 levels have come down in the year 2017 against 2016", it said. In some regions, sand and desert dust, waste burning and deforestation are additional sources of air pollution.
As per the ambient air quality report released by the in 2017, Lucknow had "good quality air" just for 17 days.
It said the World Health Organization recognises air pollution is a critical risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), causing an estimated 24 per cent of all adult deaths from heart disease, 25 per cent from stroke, 43 per cent from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 29 per cent from lung cancer. A non-attainment area is an area considered to have air quality worse than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
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