Is New Delhi very polluted?

How bad is the air quality in New Delhi?

Delhi air quality index (AQI) forecast

Day Pollution level Wind
Saturday, Nov 13 Very Unhealthy 273 US AQI
Sunday, Nov 14 Very Unhealthy 227 US AQI
Today Hazardous 389 US AQI
Tuesday, Nov 16 Unhealthy 187 US AQI 4.5 mp/h

Why is New Delhi air quality so bad?

Lack of political priority. Motor vehicle emissions are one of the causes of poor air quality. Other causes include wood-burning fires, cow dung cake combustion, fires on agricultural land, exhaust from diesel generators, dust from construction sites, burning garbage and illegal industrial activities in Delhi.

Why is New Delhi so dirty?

But Delhi’s is extreme because of a combination of smoke from thermal plants and brick kilns in the capital region, effluents from a congested transportation network, stubble or biomass burning by farmers in neighboring states, and the lack of cleansing winds that causes air pollution to hang over the city.

What city has the worst air quality?

Pollution level rankings 2019

Rank City
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
2 Visalia, CA
3 Bakersfield, CA
4 Fresno-Madera-Hanford, CA

Why is Mumbai less polluted than Delhi?

Coastal cities such as Chennai and Mumbai enjoy lower pollution levels due to the constant sea breeze. Inland cities such as Delhi are at a geographic disadvantage because the average wind speeds tend to be lower than others throughout the year.

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What is the pollution level in New Delhi?

Delhi Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)

Current Max
PM2.5 AQI 280 843
PM10 AQI 359 999
O3 AQI 4 47
NO2 AQI 60 77

Is Delhi unsafe?

According to the data, Delhi is the most unsafe city for women. Nearly 10,000 cases of crimes against women were registered in the national capital last year. … Delhi’s data in 2020 is more than twice the number of cases registered in Mumbai, Pune, Ghaziabad, Bangalore or Indore.