Are you breathing in Karnataka?

Air pollution is a global public health emergency. Currently 61095297 people in Karnataka are breathing toxic air that does not meet WHO's clean air guidelines. The district with the worst air pollution in Karnataka is Bidar, where PM2.5 is forecasted to be 66.0 µg/m3. That's moderately polluted.


Air Pollution in Karnataka

Air pollution varies from one place to another. Select a district below to get a detailed PM2.5 air quality report.

1. Bidar

248 µg/m3

2. Gulbarga

248 µg/m3

3. Bijapur

248 µg/m3

4. Yadgir

248 µg/m3

5. Koppal

248 µg/m3

6. Bagalkot

248 µg/m3

7. Bellary

248 µg/m3

8. Raichur

248 µg/m3

9. Belgaum

248 µg/m3

10. Gadag

248 µg/m3

11. Haveri

248 µg/m3

12. Davanagere

248 µg/m3

13. Chitradurga

248 µg/m3

14. Dharwad

248 µg/m3

15. Tumkur

248 µg/m3

16. Mandya

248 µg/m3

17. Bangalore Rural

248 µg/m3

18. Dakshina Kannada

248 µg/m3

19. Hassan

248 µg/m3

20. Ramanagara

248 µg/m3

21. Shimoga

248 µg/m3

22. Mysore

248 µg/m3

23. Chikmagalur

248 µg/m3

24. Kodagu

248 µg/m3

25. Bengaluru

248 µg/m3

26. Chikkaballapura

248 µg/m3

27. Uttara Kannada

248 µg/m3

28. Chamarajanagar

248 µg/m3

29. Udupi

248 µg/m3

30. Kolar

248 µg/m3

“Air pollution damages every organ and virtually every cell in the human body."


Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know about air pollution in Karnataka.

What is the most polluted district in Karnataka right now?

Currently in Karnataka, the most polluted district is Bidar.

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You're likely at high risk to experience adverse health effects due to air pollution. You should try to identify the sources of air pollution around you and try to reduce your exposure to it. It is not usually possible to eliminate air pollution, but proactive measures can help. In the meantime, you can wear a face mask, use an air purifier or get an air quality monitor to track your personal exposure to air pollution. Please consult your physician.

What is the data source for these air quality forecasts?

All the air quality forecasts on AirPollution.io come from Urban Emissions, India's leading source of information, research and analysis about air pollution. It is led by Dr. Sarath Guttikunda.

What city has the worst air pollution in India?

It is tempting to ask this question, but let's first recognize that air pollution is a problem that affects the vast majority of India. Currently Indians across districts are breathing air that does not meet WHO's clean air guidelines. But to answer your question, the residents of Harda district in Madhya Pradesh are breathing the worst air pollution in India right now with µg/m3 of PM2.5 pollution.

I don't have money to buy an expensive face mask and air purifier. What can I do?

I am glad you asked. Many face masks and air purifiers available in the market are quite expensive, but not all of them. A company called Smart Air Filters sells affordable air purifiers and face masks. This is not an ad.


Where are India's
most polluted districts?

The health effects of air pollution are staggering. According to a story in The Guardian, air pollution may damage every organ and virtually every cell in the human body. Yes, air pollution increases the risk of heart attacks, lung cancer, asthma and COPD, but it is also known to exacerbate depression and also increase violent crime in a city.

Harda, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 494.8 µg/m3

Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 441.8 µg/m3

Betul, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 282.6 µg/m3

Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 208.0 µg/m3

Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya

PM2.5 forecast is 150.7 µg/m3

Nagaon, Assam

PM2.5 forecast is 146.4 µg/m3

Munger, Bihar

PM2.5 forecast is 145.5 µg/m3

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