Air Pollution has been a major concern in the Delhi-NCR region for the past couple of years, and it only seems to be getting worse by the day.
According to a new report, seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in India and New Delhi has once again been ranked the world's most polluted capital.
The Greenpeace and AirVisual analysis of air pollution readings from thousands of cities around the world, has found that 64-per cent overshoots WHO's annual exposure guideline for PM2.5.
The report says that every single city measured in the Middle East and Africa exceeds the WHO guideline, so does about 99-per cent of cities in South Asia.
Here's where it gets interesting - If you look at the list, you will notice that it's mostly populated by Indian cities.
Gurugram has topped the list for being the most polluted city in the world in 2018 with an average of more than 135 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic meter throughout the year. That number is just insane! Ghaziabad sits right next to Gurugram with, again, more than 135 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic meter.
Other cities in the top 10 list include Faridabad, Bhiwadi, Noida, Patna, etc. Names like Faisalabad in Pakistan and Hotan in China can also be seen. Moving on to the capital cities, Delhi is up there on top, of course, and it's followed by the Dhaka and Kabul in Afghanistan.
Cities like London, New York, and Melbourne, as you can see in the list, are far safer in comparison with the average readings less than 15.