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12 of the 15 most polluted cities in the world are in India

Updated : 2019-06-05 14:49:53

Twelve of the top 15 most polluted cities in the world are located in India, according to an analysis of air quality in several cities around the world. Gurugram topped the list followed by Ghaziabad. The list also figures two cities from Pakistan—Faisalabad and Lahore—and China’ Hotan.

12 of the top 15 most polluted cities in the world are located in India, according to an analysis of air quality in several cities around the world.
12 of the top 15 most polluted cities in the world are located in India, according to an analysis of air quality in several cities around the world.
1) Gurugram: The financial and industrial hub located south-west of Delhi tops the global ranking.(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
1) Gurugram: The financial and industrial hub located south-west of Delhi tops the global ranking.(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
2) Ghaziabad: At second place another city located in the National Capital Region. Known as the ‘gateway of Uttar Pradesh,’ Ghaziabad is an industrial hub. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
2) Ghaziabad: At second place another city located in the National Capital Region. Known as the ‘gateway of Uttar Pradesh,’ Ghaziabad is an industrial hub. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
3) Faridabad: At fourth position is the largest city in Haryana. The city, which forms part of the National Capital Region, is home to several large industries. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
3) Faridabad: At fourth position is the largest city in Haryana. The city, which forms part of the National Capital Region, is home to several large industries. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
4)  Bhiwadi: Located in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, the city, which ranked fifth in the list, is seeing a boom in the number of industries and is known as the industrial hub of the state. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
4)  Bhiwadi: Located in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, the city, which ranked fifth in the list, is seeing a boom in the number of industries and is known as the industrial hub of the state. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
5) Noida: The planned satellite city of Delhi is located on the eastern bank of the Yamuna river and is in the sixth position. The city, besides being the location for many companies, is also a popular residential hub. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
5) Noida: The planned satellite city of Delhi is located on the eastern bank of the Yamuna river and is in the sixth position. The city, besides being the location for many companies, is also a popular residential hub. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
6) Patna: At seventh position is Patna, the capital of Bihar. The historical city lying on the banks of Ganga One of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. (Source: patna.nic.in)
6) Patna: At seventh position is Patna, the capital of Bihar. The historical city lying on the banks of Ganga One of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. (Source: patna.nic.in)
7) Lucknow: The capital of UP is ranked ninth in the list and is an important financial centre. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
7) Lucknow: The capital of UP is ranked ninth in the list and is an important financial centre. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
8) Delhi: The national capital is placed eleventh in the list. With a growing population and pollution levels touching alarming levels the city is facing a stiff challenge when it comes to controlling the pollution. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
8) Delhi: The national capital is placed eleventh in the list. With a growing population and pollution levels touching alarming levels the city is facing a stiff challenge when it comes to controlling the pollution. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
9) Jodhpur: The capital of the ancient Marwar empire, the tourist destination features numerous forts, palaces and temples. It is ranked twelfth in the list. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
9) Jodhpur: The capital of the ancient Marwar empire, the tourist destination features numerous forts, palaces and temples. It is ranked twelfth in the list. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
10) Muzaffarpur: Another city from Bihar to find a place in the list is Muzaffarpur. Famous for its lychees, the city is ranked thirteenth. (Source: muzaffarpur.nic.in)
10) Muzaffarpur: Another city from Bihar to find a place in the list is Muzaffarpur. Famous for its lychees, the city is ranked thirteenth. (Source: muzaffarpur.nic.in)
11) Varanasi: The holy city is ranked fourteenth in the list. It is also a hub for industries and is famed for its silk. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
11) Varanasi: The holy city is ranked fourteenth in the list. It is also a hub for industries and is famed for its silk. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
12) Moradabad: At fifteenth is another city from UP and is famous for its brass handicrafts industry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
12) Moradabad: At fifteenth is another city from UP and is famous for its brass handicrafts industry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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