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

198.2 µg/m3

2. Central Delhi, Delhi

198.2 µg/m3

3. West Delhi, Delhi

184.3 µg/m3

4. South West Delhi, Delhi

165.6 µg/m3

5. Kolkata, West Bengal

162.9 µg/m3

6. North Delhi, Delhi

158.5 µg/m3

7. North East Delhi, Delhi

155.9 µg/m3

8. East Delhi, Delhi

150.8 µg/m3

9. North West Delhi, Delhi

150.1 µg/m3

10. South Delhi, Delhi

146.5 µg/m3

11. Dhanbad, Jharkhand

133.1 µg/m3

12. Gurugram, Haryana

132.2 µg/m3

13. Haora, West Bengal

118.1 µg/m3

14. Jhajjar, Haryana

117.2 µg/m3

15. Vaishali, Bihar

114.3 µg/m3

16. Muzaffarpur, Bihar

113.0 µg/m3

17. Hugli, West Bengal

112.2 µg/m3

18. Samastipur, Bihar

110.7 µg/m3

19. Darbhanga, Bihar

110.1 µg/m3

20. Bankura, West Bengal

107.2 µg/m3

21. Bokaro, Jharkhand

106.2 µg/m3

22. Begusarai, Bihar

105.9 µg/m3

23. Puruliya, West Bengal

105.5 µg/m3

24. Sheohar, Bihar

103.4 µg/m3

25. Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

102.1 µg/m3

26. Noida, Uttar Pradesh

101.5 µg/m3

27. Gopalganj, Bihar

101.2 µg/m3

28. Faridabad, Haryana

101.1 µg/m3

29. South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

101.1 µg/m3

30. Barddhaman, West Bengal

100.7 µg/m3

31. Patna, Bihar

98.3 µg/m3

32. Saran, Bihar

97.3 µg/m3

33. Siwan, Bihar

97.1 µg/m3

34. Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

96.4 µg/m3

35. Deoria, Uttar Pradesh

96.2 µg/m3

36. Khagaria, Bihar

95.7 µg/m3

37. Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh

95.1 µg/m3

38. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

95.0 µg/m3

39. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

94.9 µg/m3

40. Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

94.8 µg/m3

41. Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

94.3 µg/m3

42. Basti, Uttar Pradesh

94.3 µg/m3

43. Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh

94.2 µg/m3

44. Mewat, Haryana

94.1 µg/m3

45. Saharsa, Bihar

94.1 µg/m3

46. Palwal, Haryana

93.6 µg/m3

47. Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh

93.5 µg/m3

48. Purbi Champaran, Bihar

92.3 µg/m3

49. Mau, Uttar Pradesh

92.2 µg/m3

50. Rohtak, Haryana

92.1 µg/m3

51. North 24 Parganas, West Bengal

92.1 µg/m3

52. Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

91.4 µg/m3

53. Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh

91.4 µg/m3

54. Nalanda, Bihar

90.4 µg/m3

55. Buxar, Bihar

89.8 µg/m3

56. Lakhisarai, Bihar

89.6 µg/m3

57. Ballia, Uttar Pradesh

89.6 µg/m3

58. Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal

89.4 µg/m3

59. Jehanabad, Bihar

88.8 µg/m3

60. Sheikhpura, Bihar

88.8 µg/m3

61. Bhojpur, Bihar

88.6 µg/m3

62. Nadia, West Bengal

88.1 µg/m3

63. Sonipat, Haryana

87.7 µg/m3

64. Arwal, Bihar

87.7 µg/m3

65. Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

87.5 µg/m3

66. Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

86.7 µg/m3

67. Badgam, Jammu and Kashmir

86.5 µg/m3

68. Mumbai, Maharashtra

86.4 µg/m3

69. Sitamarhi, Bihar

86.1 µg/m3

70. Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh

84.8 µg/m3

71. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

83.8 µg/m3

72. Dhenkanal, Orissa

83.5 µg/m3

73. Madhepura, Bihar

83.4 µg/m3

74. Purba Medinipur, West Bengal

83.4 µg/m3

75. Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh

83.2 µg/m3

76. Jharsuguda, Orissa

82.8 µg/m3

77. Sant Ravidas Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

82.6 µg/m3

78. Munger, Bihar

82.4 µg/m3

79. Rewari, Haryana

81.5 µg/m3

80. Bhagalpur, Bihar

81.4 µg/m3

81. Aurangabad, Bihar

80.8 µg/m3

82. Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh

80.8 µg/m3

83. Giridih, Jharkhand

80.4 µg/m3

84. Gonda, Uttar Pradesh

80.3 µg/m3

85. Rohtas, Bihar

80.3 µg/m3

86. Purbi Singhbhum, Jharkhand

80.3 µg/m3

87. Madhubani, Bihar

80.1 µg/m3

88. Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra

80.0 µg/m3

89. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

79.8 µg/m3

90. Murshidabad, West Bengal

79.5 µg/m3

91. Jamtara, Jharkhand

79.4 µg/m3

92. Maldah, West Bengal

79.3 µg/m3

93. Birbhum, West Bengal

79.2 µg/m3

94. Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh

78.9 µg/m3

95. Gaya, Bihar

78.9 µg/m3

96. Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh

78.0 µg/m3

97. Sahibganj, Jharkhand

77.7 µg/m3

98. Mahamaya Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

77.7 µg/m3

99. Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh

77.6 µg/m3

100. Ramgarh, Jharkhand

77.3 µg/m3