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. Tarn Taran, Punjab

76.7 µg/m3

2. East Delhi, Delhi

75.5 µg/m3

3. New Delhi, Delhi

69.8 µg/m3

4. Central Delhi, Delhi

69.8 µg/m3

5. Moga, Punjab

69.4 µg/m3

6. Faridkot, Punjab

68.5 µg/m3

7. Amritsar, Punjab

68.1 µg/m3

8. Ludhiana, Punjab

67.9 µg/m3

9. Barnala, Punjab

67.9 µg/m3

10. North East Delhi, Delhi

67.6 µg/m3

11. Sangrur, Punjab

66.7 µg/m3

12. Kapurthala, Punjab

66.3 µg/m3

13. Jalandhar, Punjab

66.2 µg/m3

14. Firozpur, Punjab

65.3 µg/m3

15. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

63.9 µg/m3

16. North Delhi, Delhi

63.7 µg/m3

17. South Delhi, Delhi

63.7 µg/m3

18. Muktsar, Punjab

63.3 µg/m3

19. Bathinda, Punjab

62.8 µg/m3

20. Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

62.7 µg/m3

21. Mohali, Punjab

61.5 µg/m3

22. Kaithal, Haryana

61.5 µg/m3

23. Dhanbad, Jharkhand

61.2 µg/m3

24. West Delhi, Delhi

61.1 µg/m3

25. Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab

60.2 µg/m3

26. Panipat, Haryana

60.0 µg/m3

27. Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

60.0 µg/m3

28. Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

60.0 µg/m3

29. Mansa, Punjab

59.8 µg/m3

30. Rupnagar, Punjab

59.6 µg/m3

31. Vaishali, Bihar

59.4 µg/m3

32. Karnal, Haryana

59.1 µg/m3

33. Begusarai, Bihar

58.9 µg/m3

34. Chandigarh, Chandigarh

58.9 µg/m3

35. Kurukshetra, Haryana

58.4 µg/m3

36. Khagaria, Bihar

58.3 µg/m3

37. South West Delhi, Delhi

58.2 µg/m3

38. North West Delhi, Delhi

57.7 µg/m3

39. Noida, Uttar Pradesh

57.5 µg/m3

40. Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh

56.7 µg/m3

41. Muzaffarpur, Bihar

56.1 µg/m3

42. Ganganagar, Rajasthan

55.6 µg/m3

43. Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh

55.6 µg/m3

44. Jamtara, Jharkhand

55.2 µg/m3

45. Sonipat, Haryana

55.1 µg/m3

46. Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

55.1 µg/m3

47. Fatehabad, Haryana

55.0 µg/m3

48. Patiala, Punjab

54.9 µg/m3

49. Sahibganj, Jharkhand

54.3 µg/m3

50. Jind, Haryana

53.7 µg/m3

51. Ambala, Haryana

53.4 µg/m3

52. Maldah, West Bengal

53.4 µg/m3

53. Lakhisarai, Bihar

53.2 µg/m3

54. Samastipur, Bihar

52.7 µg/m3

55. Katihar, Bihar

51.6 µg/m3

56. Bokaro, Jharkhand

51.5 µg/m3

57. Panchkula, Haryana

51.0 µg/m3

58. Saharsa, Bihar

50.6 µg/m3

59. Sirsa, Haryana

50.6 µg/m3

60. Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

50.4 µg/m3

61. Solan, Himachal Pradesh

50.4 µg/m3

62. Patna, Bihar

50.3 µg/m3

63. Munger, Bihar

50.2 µg/m3

64. Deoghar, Jharkhand

50.0 µg/m3

65. Giridih, Jharkhand

49.9 µg/m3

66. Saran, Bihar

49.9 µg/m3

67. Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

48.5 µg/m3

68. Budaun, Uttar Pradesh

48.4 µg/m3

69. Gurugram, Haryana

48.2 µg/m3

70. Faridabad, Haryana

48.0 µg/m3

71. Bhagalpur, Bihar

48.0 µg/m3

72. Yamunanagar, Haryana

47.9 µg/m3

73. Bikaner, Rajasthan

47.7 µg/m3

74. Sheikhpura, Bihar

47.6 µg/m3

75. Purnia, Bihar

47.5 µg/m3

76. Madhepura, Bihar

47.3 µg/m3

77. Gopalganj, Bihar

47.3 µg/m3

78. Puruliya, West Bengal

47.3 µg/m3

79. Siwan, Bihar

47.1 µg/m3

80. Rampur, Uttar Pradesh

46.8 µg/m3

81. Rohtak, Haryana

46.1 µg/m3

82. Dumka, Jharkhand

46.1 µg/m3

83. Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

46.1 µg/m3

84. Hisar, Haryana

46.0 µg/m3

85. Hoshiarpur, Punjab

45.9 µg/m3

86. Gurdaspur, Punjab

45.9 µg/m3

87. Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

45.8 µg/m3

88. Godda, Jharkhand

45.4 µg/m3

89. Saraikela Kharsawan, Jharkhand

45.3 µg/m3

90. Banka, Bihar

45.2 µg/m3

91. Hanumangarh, Rajasthan

45.1 µg/m3

92. Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh

44.9 µg/m3

93. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

44.9 µg/m3

94. Darbhanga, Bihar

44.6 µg/m3

95. Jhajjar, Haryana

44.6 µg/m3

96. Nalanda, Bihar

44.5 µg/m3

97. Jamui, Bihar

43.9 µg/m3

98. Bhojpur, Bihar

43.7 µg/m3

99. Sheohar, Bihar

43.6 µg/m3

100. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

43.5 µg/m3