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

144.4 µg/m3

2. Central Delhi, Delhi

144.4 µg/m3

3. East Delhi, Delhi

132.1 µg/m3

4. South Delhi, Delhi

131.1 µg/m3

5. West Delhi, Delhi

125.9 µg/m3

6. South West Delhi, Delhi

124.5 µg/m3

7. North East Delhi, Delhi

119.8 µg/m3

8. North Delhi, Delhi

113.6 µg/m3

9. Faridabad, Haryana

113.0 µg/m3

10. Noida, Uttar Pradesh

110.8 µg/m3

11. Gurugram, Haryana

100.6 µg/m3

12. North West Delhi, Delhi

100.5 µg/m3

13. Palwal, Haryana

96.7 µg/m3

14. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

84.9 µg/m3

15. Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh

83.1 µg/m3

16. Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

81.8 µg/m3

17. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

81.1 µg/m3

18. Mewat, Haryana

75.1 µg/m3

19. Durg, Chhattisgarh

74.1 µg/m3

20. Mahamaya Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

73.2 µg/m3

21. Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh

72.7 µg/m3

22. Jhajjar, Haryana

72.3 µg/m3

23. Bharatpur, Rajasthan

71.6 µg/m3

24. Gondiya, Maharashtra

71.5 µg/m3

25. Nagpur, Maharashtra

70.9 µg/m3

26. Bhandara, Maharashtra

70.7 µg/m3

27. Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh

68.2 µg/m3

28. Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh

67.3 µg/m3

29. Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

65.6 µg/m3

30. Kabirdham, Chhattisgarh

65.4 µg/m3

31. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

65.0 µg/m3

32. Chandrapur, Maharashtra

63.8 µg/m3

33. Wardha, Maharashtra

63.3 µg/m3

34. Seoni, Madhya Pradesh

62.9 µg/m3

35. Dhaulpur, Rajasthan

62.3 µg/m3

36. Sonipat, Haryana

61.7 µg/m3

37. Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

61.5 µg/m3

38. Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh

61.3 µg/m3

39. Panipat, Haryana

60.0 µg/m3

40. Mumbai, Maharashtra

59.9 µg/m3

41. Karauli, Rajasthan

59.8 µg/m3

42. Narsimhapur, Madhya Pradesh

59.7 µg/m3

43. Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh

59.4 µg/m3

44. Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

58.7 µg/m3

45. Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra

57.4 µg/m3

46. Raipur, Chhattisgarh

56.8 µg/m3

47. Dausa, Rajasthan

56.7 µg/m3

48. Budaun, Uttar Pradesh

56.6 µg/m3

49. Kanshiram Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

56.1 µg/m3

50. Pratapgarh, Rajasthan

55.6 µg/m3

51. Mandla, Madhya Pradesh

55.3 µg/m3

52. Rohtak, Haryana

55.0 µg/m3

53. Mahasamund, Chhattisgarh

54.6 µg/m3

54. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

53.5 µg/m3

55. Etah, Uttar Pradesh

53.1 µg/m3

56. Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh

52.8 µg/m3

57. Rewari, Haryana

52.7 µg/m3

58. Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan

52.5 µg/m3

59. Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

52.5 µg/m3

60. Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh

52.2 µg/m3

61. Alwar, Rajasthan

52.2 µg/m3

62. Sant Ravidas Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

51.8 µg/m3

63. Gadchiroli, Maharashtra

51.4 µg/m3

64. Betul, Madhya Pradesh

51.4 µg/m3

65. Damoh, Madhya Pradesh

51.2 µg/m3

66. Katni, Madhya Pradesh

51.0 µg/m3

67. Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

50.9 µg/m3

68. Raisen, Madhya Pradesh

50.9 µg/m3

69. Mohali, Punjab

50.9 µg/m3

70. Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh

50.4 µg/m3

71. Ajmer, Rajasthan

50.4 µg/m3

72. Firozpur, Punjab

50.2 µg/m3

73. Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh

49.9 µg/m3

74. Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

49.8 µg/m3

75. Faridkot, Punjab

49.8 µg/m3

76. Tarn Taran, Punjab

49.7 µg/m3

77. Jaipur, Rajasthan

49.7 µg/m3

78. Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

49.5 µg/m3

79. Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh

49.2 µg/m3

80. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

49.1 µg/m3

81. Aurangabad, Bihar

49.1 µg/m3

82. Amritsar, Punjab

49.1 µg/m3

83. Dindori, Madhya Pradesh

49.1 µg/m3

84. Tonk, Rajasthan

48.7 µg/m3

85. Morena, Madhya Pradesh

48.5 µg/m3

86. Karnal, Haryana

48.3 µg/m3

87. Kanker, Chhattisgarh

48.3 µg/m3

88. Satna, Madhya Pradesh

48.1 µg/m3

89. Amravati, Maharashtra

47.9 µg/m3

90. Bathinda, Punjab

47.9 µg/m3

91. Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh

47.8 µg/m3

92. Bhilwara, Rajasthan

47.8 µg/m3

93. Panna, Madhya Pradesh

47.8 µg/m3

94. Mansa, Punjab

47.6 µg/m3

95. Unnao, Uttar Pradesh

47.6 µg/m3

96. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

47.6 µg/m3

97. Yavatmal, Maharashtra

47.3 µg/m3

98. Bargarh, Orissa

47.3 µg/m3

99. Bundi, Rajasthan

47.2 µg/m3

100. Fatehabad, Haryana

47.0 µg/m3