Nov 13, 2023, 06:08 PM IST
These THREE Indian Cities Are Among World's 10 Most Polluted Cities
Three Indian cities made it to the world's top 10 most polluted cities on Monday.
A day after Diwali celebrations national capital New Delhi, western metropolis Mumbai and eastern city of Kolkata have joined the most polluted cities in the world.
The Indian capital, New Delhi, has taken the first spot as usual. It had an AQI (air quality index) figure of 407.
Since the beginning of November, Delhi has seen a poor AQI figure. The Swiss group IQAir has put the city's air in the "hazardous" category.
Mumbai, the financial capital of India, came in sixth with an AQI of 157.
Kolkata was seventh, with an AQI of 154.
AQI levels between 0 and 50 are considered good. An AQI level between 150 and 200 distresses people with asthma and lung and heart problems. Meanwhile, an AQI level of 400-500 affects healthy people.
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