Are you breathing in Punjab?

Air pollution is a global public health emergency. Currently 27743338 people in Punjab are breathing toxic air that does not meet WHO's clean air guidelines. The district with the worst air pollution in Punjab is Faridkot, where PM2.5 is forecasted to be 303.4 µg/m3. That's severely polluted.


Air Pollution in Punjab

Air pollution varies from one place to another. Select a district below to get a detailed PM2.5 air quality report.

1. Faridkot

248 µg/m3

2. Moga

248 µg/m3

3. Bathinda

248 µg/m3

4. Barnala

248 µg/m3

5. Firozpur

248 µg/m3

6. Mohali

248 µg/m3

7. Tarn Taran

248 µg/m3

8. Mansa

248 µg/m3

9. Sangrur

248 µg/m3

10. Kapurthala

248 µg/m3

11. Jalandhar

248 µg/m3

12. Amritsar

248 µg/m3

13. Ludhiana

248 µg/m3

14. Muktsar

248 µg/m3

15. Fatehgarh Sahib

248 µg/m3

16. Gurdaspur

248 µg/m3

17. Rupnagar

248 µg/m3

18. Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar

248 µg/m3

19. Patiala

248 µg/m3

20. Hoshiarpur

248 µg/m3

“Air pollution damages every organ and virtually every cell in the human body."


Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know about air pollution in Punjab.

What is the most polluted district in Punjab right now?

Currently in Punjab, the most polluted district is Faridkot.

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You're likely at high risk to experience adverse health effects due to air pollution. You should try to identify the sources of air pollution around you and try to reduce your exposure to it. It is not usually possible to eliminate air pollution, but proactive measures can help. In the meantime, you can wear a face mask, use an air purifier or get an air quality monitor to track your personal exposure to air pollution. Please consult your physician.

What is the data source for these air quality forecasts?

All the air quality forecasts on AirPollution.io come from Urban Emissions, India's leading source of information, research and analysis about air pollution. It is led by Dr. Sarath Guttikunda.

What city has the worst air pollution in India?

It is tempting to ask this question, but let's first recognize that air pollution is a problem that affects the vast majority of India. Currently Indians across districts are breathing air that does not meet WHO's clean air guidelines. But to answer your question, the residents of Faridkot district in Punjab are breathing the worst air pollution in India right now with µg/m3 of PM2.5 pollution.

I don't have money to buy an expensive face mask and air purifier. What can I do?

I am glad you asked. Many face masks and air purifiers available in the market are quite expensive, but not all of them. A company called Smart Air Filters sells affordable air purifiers and face masks. This is not an ad.


Where are India's
most polluted districts?

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.

Faridkot, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 303.4 µg/m3

Moga, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 247.8 µg/m3

Bathinda, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 225.6 µg/m3

Barnala, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 221.2 µg/m3

Firozpur, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 220.2 µg/m3

Mohali, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 213.8 µg/m3

Central Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 208.4 µg/m3

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