Breathing Kills

The 100 Most Polluted Places in India

Air pollution in India is a public health emergency. 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.

1. Central Delhi, Delhi

141.3 µg/m3

2. New Delhi, Delhi

141.3 µg/m3

3. North Delhi, Delhi

127.9 µg/m3

4. North East Delhi, Delhi

127.5 µg/m3

5. East Delhi, Delhi

126.8 µg/m3

6. West Delhi, Delhi

122.0 µg/m3

7. North West Delhi, Delhi

113.3 µg/m3

8. South Delhi, Delhi

113.2 µg/m3

9. South West Delhi, Delhi

113.0 µg/m3

10. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

97.9 µg/m3

11. Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

89.6 µg/m3

12. Panipat, Haryana

88.6 µg/m3

13. Sonipat, Haryana

87.5 µg/m3

14. Noida, Uttar Pradesh

86.4 µg/m3

15. Gurugram, Haryana

84.5 µg/m3

16. Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

80.2 µg/m3

17. Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh

80.0 µg/m3

18. Faridabad, Haryana

76.1 µg/m3

19. Budaun, Uttar Pradesh

73.5 µg/m3

20. Jhajjar, Haryana

71.3 µg/m3

21. Kanshiram Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

71.0 µg/m3

22. Karnal, Haryana

69.3 µg/m3

23. Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

69.0 µg/m3

24. Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

67.0 µg/m3

25. Maldah, West Bengal

64.2 µg/m3

26. Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

63.5 µg/m3

27. Mahamaya Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

63.2 µg/m3

28. Palwal, Haryana

63.2 µg/m3

29. Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh

62.8 µg/m3

30. Sahibganj, Jharkhand

62.5 µg/m3

31. Rohtak, Haryana

62.1 µg/m3

32. Kaithal, Haryana

60.9 µg/m3

33. Jind, Haryana

60.5 µg/m3

34. Etah, Uttar Pradesh

59.8 µg/m3

35. Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

58.7 µg/m3

36. Rampur, Uttar Pradesh

57.0 µg/m3

37. Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh

55.7 µg/m3

38. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

54.9 µg/m3

39. Ganganagar, Rajasthan

54.6 µg/m3

40. Sangrur, Punjab

54.5 µg/m3

41. Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh

54.4 µg/m3

42. Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh

54.4 µg/m3

43. Barnala, Punjab

53.6 µg/m3

44. Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal

53.5 µg/m3

45. Kurukshetra, Haryana

53.0 µg/m3

46. Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh

52.5 µg/m3

47. Mewat, Haryana

52.5 µg/m3

48. Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh

51.5 µg/m3

49. Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh

51.4 µg/m3

50. Moga, Punjab

50.9 µg/m3

51. Firozpur, Punjab

49.7 µg/m3

52. Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

49.3 µg/m3

53. Katihar, Bihar

49.2 µg/m3

54. Muktsar, Punjab

49.1 µg/m3

55. Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh

49.0 µg/m3

56. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

48.9 µg/m3

57. Bhagalpur, Bihar

48.8 µg/m3

58. Tarn Taran, Punjab

48.7 µg/m3

59. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

48.5 µg/m3

60. Ludhiana, Punjab

48.5 µg/m3

61. Faridkot, Punjab

48.4 µg/m3

62. Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh

48.3 µg/m3

63. Gonda, Uttar Pradesh

48.1 µg/m3

64. Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

48.1 µg/m3

65. Bathinda, Punjab

46.9 µg/m3

66. Khagaria, Bihar

46.5 µg/m3

67. Unnao, Uttar Pradesh

46.2 µg/m3

68. Mansa, Punjab

46.1 µg/m3

69. Pakur, Jharkhand

46.0 µg/m3

70. Mohali, Punjab

46.0 µg/m3

71. Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh

45.6 µg/m3

72. Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

45.4 µg/m3

73. Murshidabad, West Bengal

45.2 µg/m3

74. Basti, Uttar Pradesh

45.1 µg/m3

75. Fatehabad, Haryana

44.7 µg/m3

76. Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

44.7 µg/m3

77. Kolkata, West Bengal

44.6 µg/m3

78. Jharsuguda, Orissa

44.6 µg/m3

79. Jalandhar, Punjab

44.5 µg/m3

80. Hisar, Haryana

44.4 µg/m3

81. Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh

44.3 µg/m3

82. Godda, Jharkhand

44.2 µg/m3

83. Etawah, Uttar Pradesh

43.3 µg/m3

84. Kapurthala, Punjab

42.9 µg/m3

85. Shrawasti, Uttar Pradesh

42.6 µg/m3

86. Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh

42.5 µg/m3

87. Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

42.5 µg/m3

88. Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh

42.4 µg/m3

89. Sirsa, Haryana

42.4 µg/m3

90. Amritsar, Punjab

42.2 µg/m3

91. Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

42.2 µg/m3

92. Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh

42.1 µg/m3

93. Ramabai Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

41.7 µg/m3

94. Kheri, Uttar Pradesh

41.7 µg/m3

95. Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh

41.3 µg/m3

96. Birbhum, West Bengal

41.3 µg/m3

97. Hanumangarh, Rajasthan

41.2 µg/m3

98. Badgam, Jammu and Kashmir

41.1 µg/m3

99. Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh

41.0 µg/m3

100. Rupnagar, Punjab

40.9 µg/m3