Jharia most polluted place in India in 2018, Greenpeace report

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News:Greenpeace India has released an annual report on the most polluted cities in India.

Facts:

About the report:

  • The report is based on analysis of particulate matter data across 287 cities.
  • It has used Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) data to rank the most polluted cities in India.

Key takeaways from the report:

  • Jharia in Jharkhand which is known for its underground coal fires was ranked as the most polluted city in the country in 2018.
  • Dhanbad in Jharkhand was ranked as the second-most polluted city in India.
  • Delhi was 10th most polluted city in 2018 an improvement by two ranks as compared to 2017.
  • Lunglei in Mizoram was the least polluted city in India followed by Meghalaya’s Dowki.
  • Further,Six of the top-10 polluted cities are in Uttar Pradesh namely Noida, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Allahabad, Moradabad and Firozabad.

Additional information:

About Greenpeace:

  • Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization established in 1971.It is headquartered at Amsterdam,Netherlands.
  • It’s goal is to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity and focuses its campaigning on global issues such as climate change, deforestation, anti-nuclear issues among others.