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. New Delhi, Delhi

185.6 µg/m3

2. Central Delhi, Delhi

185.6 µg/m3

3. East Delhi, Delhi

170.1 µg/m3

4. North East Delhi, Delhi

159.3 µg/m3

5. Mumbai, Maharashtra

155.8 µg/m3

6. North Delhi, Delhi

153.9 µg/m3

7. West Delhi, Delhi

152.1 µg/m3

8. South Delhi, Delhi

150.7 µg/m3

9. Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra

141.3 µg/m3

10. South West Delhi, Delhi

138.1 µg/m3

11. North West Delhi, Delhi

133.7 µg/m3

12. Noida, Uttar Pradesh

122.3 µg/m3

13. Dhanbad, Jharkhand

112.9 µg/m3

14. Faridabad, Haryana

110.3 µg/m3

15. Raigarh, Maharashtra

103.8 µg/m3

16. Vaishali, Bihar

103.1 µg/m3

17. Kolkata, West Bengal

101.5 µg/m3

18. Muzaffarpur, Bihar

99.6 µg/m3

19. Dhenkanal, Orissa

98.9 µg/m3

20. Gurugram, Haryana

98.7 µg/m3

21. Puruliya, West Bengal

98.2 µg/m3

22. Anand, Gujarat

97.7 µg/m3

23. Bokaro, Jharkhand

96.5 µg/m3

24. Surat, Gujarat

96.4 µg/m3

25. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

95.8 µg/m3

26. Samastipur, Bihar

95.1 µg/m3

27. Jharsuguda, Orissa

94.6 µg/m3

28. Bankura, West Bengal

93.6 µg/m3

29. Navsari, Gujarat

93.5 µg/m3

30. Begusarai, Bihar

92.0 µg/m3

31. Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh

89.4 µg/m3

32. Barddhaman, West Bengal

88.9 µg/m3

33. Palwal, Haryana

88.8 µg/m3

34. Daman, Daman and Diu

88.2 µg/m3

35. Khagaria, Bihar

87.9 µg/m3

36. Sonipat, Haryana

87.4 µg/m3

37. Darbhanga, Bihar

86.5 µg/m3

38. Nadia, West Bengal

86.4 µg/m3

39. Bharuch, Gujarat

86.1 µg/m3

40. Sheohar, Bihar

85.8 µg/m3

41. Patna, Bihar

83.1 µg/m3

42. Murshidabad, West Bengal

82.9 µg/m3

43. Thane, Maharashtra

82.6 µg/m3

44. Kheda, Gujarat

82.4 µg/m3

45. Gopalganj, Bihar

82.1 µg/m3

46. Saran, Bihar

81.6 µg/m3

47. Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

81.5 µg/m3

48. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

81.1 µg/m3

49. Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

80.8 µg/m3

50. Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh

80.2 µg/m3

51. Saharsa, Bihar

79.9 µg/m3

52. Purbi Singhbhum, Jharkhand

79.7 µg/m3

53. Saraikela Kharsawan, Jharkhand

79.0 µg/m3

54. Panipat, Haryana

78.2 µg/m3

55. Jhajjar, Haryana

78.2 µg/m3

56. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

78.0 µg/m3

57. Birbhum, West Bengal

77.5 µg/m3

58. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

77.4 µg/m3

59. Purbi Champaran, Bihar

77.3 µg/m3

60. Hugli, West Bengal

77.3 µg/m3

61. Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

76.6 µg/m3

62. Bhagalpur, Bihar

76.0 µg/m3

63. Siwan, Bihar

76.0 µg/m3

64. Jajapur, Orissa

76.0 µg/m3

65. Mahamaya Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

75.8 µg/m3

66. Maldah, West Bengal

74.1 µg/m3

67. Madhepura, Bihar

73.9 µg/m3

68. Anugul, Orissa

73.9 µg/m3

69. Lakhisarai, Bihar

73.7 µg/m3

70. Haora, West Bengal

73.3 µg/m3

71. Kanshiram Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

72.5 µg/m3

72. Tapi, Gujarat

72.3 µg/m3

73. Munger, Bihar

72.2 µg/m3

74. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

72.2 µg/m3

75. Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

72.2 µg/m3

76. Pune, Maharashtra

72.1 µg/m3

77. Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

71.9 µg/m3

78. Bhojpur, Bihar

71.9 µg/m3

79. Budaun, Uttar Pradesh

71.8 µg/m3

80. Vadodara, Gujarat

71.7 µg/m3

81. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

71.7 µg/m3

82. Satara, Maharashtra

71.7 µg/m3

83. Sahibganj, Jharkhand

71.7 µg/m3

84. Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

71.7 µg/m3

85. Deoria, Uttar Pradesh

71.5 µg/m3

86. Nalanda, Bihar

71.3 µg/m3

87. Arwal, Bihar

70.4 µg/m3

88. Sambalpur, Orissa

70.2 µg/m3

89. Sheikhpura, Bihar

70.2 µg/m3

90. Etah, Uttar Pradesh

70.0 µg/m3

91. Jehanabad, Bihar

70.0 µg/m3

92. Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

69.6 µg/m3

93. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

69.2 µg/m3

94. Sitamarhi, Bihar

69.1 µg/m3

95. Ramgarh, Jharkhand

69.0 µg/m3

96. The Dangs, Gujarat

69.0 µg/m3

97. Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh

68.5 µg/m3

98. Valsad, Gujarat

68.4 µg/m3

99. Giridih, Jharkhand

68.0 µg/m3

100. Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh

67.9 µg/m3