Kolkata has become the most polluted city of India as it taken over Delhi. Delhi is known as the most polluted Indian city around the world. The level of pollution in Kolkata known as the city of joy reached to dangerous level. In the past 72 hours, the air quality index (AQI) in the City of Joy has dipped to “very poor” category, crossing levels registered in the national capital, making it the most polluted city.
The National Air Quality Index website showed that the overall PM 2.5 count at Rabindra Bharti University (RBU), one of the two stations in the city, stood at 381 (very poor) on Thursday when compared to Delhi’s Ashok Vihar, considered to be the national capital’s most polluted zones, where the AQI was recorded at 292.25. The average AQI at Victoria Memorial was noted at 310.75.
An AQI level up to 300 is considered to be “poor” while those between 301 to 400 are considered to be “very poor”. While the AQI level between 401 to 500 is considered to be “severe”.
The environment experts told Indian media that while the rest of the country is busy experimenting with mixing bio-fuel with diesel to reduce the level of particulate matter in the air, Kolkata has so far done nothing noteworthy.
Indian cities are facing huge environmental crises as the quality of air has fallen to lowest levels. The emissions from the industries and vehicles are the main contributors in this high level of air pollution. The Indian government of Prime Minister Modi has failed to improve the air quality in the cities. The environmental degradation and air pollution takes many lives in Delhi and other cities.
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23 August, 2019