Web Hosting
FreeCurrencyRates.com

इंडियन आवाज़     21 May 2019 06:50:46      انڈین آواز
Ad

14 Indian cities among 20 most polluted cities in world

pollution

AMN

Delhi and 13 other Indian cities are in the list of 20 most-polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, according to report prepared by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The air in Kanpur, Delhi, Varanasi, Patna and 10 other Indian cities is considered the most polluted according to data collected in 2016.

Kanpur was the most polluted city on the list, followed by Faridabad. Varanasi ranked 3rd, while Gaya was 4th. Delhi occupied the 6th spot.

Srinagar, Lucknow, Gurugram and Agra were some of the other cities that featured in the top 20. Bamenda in Cameroon, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Kampala, Narayangonj and Doha were the six non-Indian cities on the list.

Following the report WHO today called upon member countries in the South-East Asia region to aggressively address the issue of pollution.

WHO said, pollution accounts for 34 per cent of the seven million premature deaths caused by household and ambient air pollution together globally every year.

According to WHO, PM 2.5 contains pollutants that pose the greatest risk to health.

The report cited the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme as an example to taking measures on controlling air pollution. WHO said, the scheme has enabled 37 million women living below the poverty line to switch to clean energy by providing them with free LPG connections.

Around 7 million people are killed due to air pollution across the world each year, WHO estimates show. Nine out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing large amounts of pollutants.

The report pointed out that most countries, especially high income countries, are taking action to lower air pollution from particulate matter.

“We are seeing an acceleration of political interest in this global public health challenge. The increase in cities recording air pollution data reflects a commitment to air quality assessment and monitoring,” Dr Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, at WHO was quoted as saying.
The South-East Asian and Eastern Mediterranean regions showed the highest levels of ambient air pollution.

Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia Poonam Khetrapal Singh said, air pollution contributes significantly to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and lung cancer.

She stressed on the need for investment in effective urban planning with energy-efficient housing and power generation, building safe and affordable public transport systems and improving the industry and municipal waste management.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ad
Ad

ELECTIONS

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...

India’s most controversial and longest Elections come to an end

Results on May 23  AMN / Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha concluded today after sweet and sour incident ...

Ashok Lavasa letter Creates Unrest in Election Commission

CEC Sunil Arora denies internal rifts over MCC   By a Correspondent / New Delhi Election Commiss ...

Ad

SPORTS

Sonia Lather, Manisha, Sachin give home side a winning start at 2nd India Open

  Guwahati World Championships silver medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), Asian Championships bronze medalli ...

Women Football: Manipur Police to take on Sethu FC in the final of Hero Indian League

  Harpal Singh Bedi Manipur Police and Sethu FC (Tamil Nadu) chalked out contrasting victories over ...

Indian women’s Hockey team defeat South Korea 2-1

AMN India In Hockey, Indian women's team defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match ...

Ad

MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Ad

ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...

@Powered By: Logicsart