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. Harda, Madhya Pradesh

499.7 µg/m3

2. Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

444.3 µg/m3

3. Betul, Madhya Pradesh

283.0 µg/m3

4. Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

212.4 µg/m3

5. Munger, Bihar

147.5 µg/m3

6. Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya

146.2 µg/m3

7. Nagaon, Assam

142.5 µg/m3

8. Maldah, West Bengal

141.9 µg/m3

9. Kamrup Metropolitan, Assam

141.4 µg/m3

10. Karbi Anglong, Assam

138.8 µg/m3

11. Indore, Madhya Pradesh

137.6 µg/m3

12. Raisen, Madhya Pradesh

136.3 µg/m3

13. Morigaon, Assam

135.4 µg/m3

14. Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra

134.5 µg/m3

15. Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

134.3 µg/m3

16. Mumbai, Maharashtra

133.9 µg/m3

17. Bhagalpur, Bihar

133.9 µg/m3

18. Bankura, West Bengal

133.1 µg/m3

19. Thane, Maharashtra

133.0 µg/m3

20. Supaul, Bihar

131.4 µg/m3

21. Phek, Nagaland

129.3 µg/m3

22. Raigarh, Maharashtra

128.1 µg/m3

23. Sahibganj, Jharkhand

127.6 µg/m3

24. Purbi Singhbhum, Jharkhand

126.5 µg/m3

25. Narsimhapur, Madhya Pradesh

125.7 µg/m3

26. Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal

124.5 µg/m3

27. Pratapgarh, Rajasthan

123.9 µg/m3

28. Puruliya, West Bengal

119.7 µg/m3

29. Ukhrul, Manipur

119.2 µg/m3

30. Imphal East, Manipur

117.4 µg/m3

31. Katihar, Bihar

116.2 µg/m3

32. Araria, Bihar

115.2 µg/m3

33. Purbi Champaran, Bihar

114.2 µg/m3

34. Sitamarhi, Bihar

114.2 µg/m3

35. Khagaria, Bihar

110.7 µg/m3

36. Diu, Daman and Diu

110.6 µg/m3

37. Sheohar, Bihar

110.5 µg/m3

38. Kamrup, Assam

110.1 µg/m3

39. Senapati, Manipur

108.3 µg/m3

40. Madhepura, Bihar

107.6 µg/m3

41. Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh

107.5 µg/m3

42. Goalpara, Assam

107.3 µg/m3

43. Godda, Jharkhand

107.1 µg/m3

44. Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal

107.0 µg/m3

45. Kiphire, Nagaland

106.9 µg/m3

46. Pashchim Champaran, Bihar

106.5 µg/m3

47. East Nimar, Madhya Pradesh

106.3 µg/m3

48. Dimapur, Nagaland

105.7 µg/m3

49. Murshidabad, West Bengal

104.5 µg/m3

50. West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

104.5 µg/m3

51. Dhanbad, Jharkhand

104.5 µg/m3

52. Madhubani, Bihar

103.6 µg/m3

53. Pashchimi Singhbhum, Jharkhand

103.3 µg/m3

54. Chandel, Manipur

103.2 µg/m3

55. Saraikela Kharsawan, Jharkhand

103.2 µg/m3

56. Dohad, Gujarat

102.7 µg/m3

57. Purnia, Bihar

102.2 µg/m3

58. Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

101.4 µg/m3

59. Darrang, Assam

101.4 µg/m3

60. Pune, Maharashtra

100.9 µg/m3

61. Kohima, Nagaland

100.8 µg/m3

62. Junagadh, Gujarat

100.6 µg/m3

63. Porbandar, Gujarat

100.5 µg/m3

64. Barddhaman, West Bengal

100.2 µg/m3

65. Dhar, Madhya Pradesh

100.0 µg/m3

66. Darbhanga, Bihar

99.9 µg/m3

67. Kishanganj, Bihar

99.8 µg/m3

68. Pakur, Jharkhand

98.6 µg/m3

69. Banswara, Rajasthan

97.8 µg/m3

70. Birbhum, West Bengal

97.0 µg/m3

71. Damoh, Madhya Pradesh

96.7 µg/m3

72. Banka, Bihar

95.9 µg/m3

73. Daman, Daman and Diu

95.6 µg/m3

74. East Garo Hills, Meghalaya

95.5 µg/m3

75. Gadchiroli, Maharashtra

93.8 µg/m3

76. Dhubri, Assam

93.5 µg/m3

77. Thoubal, Manipur

93.4 µg/m3

78. Dima Hasao, Assam

92.9 µg/m3

79. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

92.6 µg/m3

80. Bokaro, Jharkhand

92.4 µg/m3

81. Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya

91.7 µg/m3

82. Saharsa, Bihar

91.7 µg/m3

83. Lakhisarai, Bihar

91.4 µg/m3

84. Peren, Nagaland

91.1 µg/m3

85. East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

90.7 µg/m3

86. Muzaffarpur, Bihar

90.6 µg/m3

87. Bongaigaon, Assam

90.6 µg/m3

88. Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

90.5 µg/m3

89. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

90.3 µg/m3

90. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

89.8 µg/m3

91. Wokha, Nagaland

89.7 µg/m3

92. Chandrapur, Maharashtra

89.5 µg/m3

93. Nalbari, Assam

89.2 µg/m3

94. West Nimar, Madhya Pradesh

89.0 µg/m3

95. Narmada, Gujarat

88.4 µg/m3

96. PanchMahal, Gujarat

88.0 µg/m3

97. Vadodara, Gujarat

87.9 µg/m3

98. Satara, Maharashtra

87.7 µg/m3

99. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

87.6 µg/m3

100. Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh

87.6 µg/m3