Top 10 Most Polluted Cities In India

Top 10 Most Polluted Cities  In India :

The most polluted cities are listed here by the computation of PM.The number of particulate matters (PM) in the atmosphere is a great sign for identify of pollution. PM 2.5 (produced from combustion, burning of fuels, wastage of chemicals etc) are more dangerous than PM 10.5. We can identify if the PM 2.5 count is more than 90, it is examine moderately dangerous and above 120 is extremely dangerous.


 Levels Of Harmful Particles    In Air > PM 2.5 micrometer

 Levels Of Harmful Particles In Air > PM 10 micrometer
2.Patna (Bihar)149µg/m3164µg/m3
3.Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)144µg/m3329µg/m3
4.Raipur (Chattisgarh)134µg/m3305µg/m3
5.Ahmedabad (Gujarat)100µg/m367µg/m3
6.Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh)96µg/m3218.5µg/m3
7.Amritsar (Punjab)92µg/m3210µg/m3
8.Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)88µg/m3201.5µg/m3
9.Agra (Uttar Pradesh)88µg/m3200µg/m3
10.Ludhiana (Punjab)86µg/m3195.5µg/m3
  • Delhi –

    “DELHI” Our National Capital is the most polluted city in India and also the most polluted city in the world. Overpopulation and  resources such as water put lots of  pressure on the environment. The delhi city suffers from air pollution caused by road dust and and mainly by  industry with comparatively smaller contributions from the transportation, especially diesel-powered city buses and trucks, and 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers with two-stroke engines. And the Noise pollution comes mainly from motorcycle and automobile traffic.Water pollution and a lack of solid waste treatment facilities have caused serious damage to the river.


  • Patna (Bihar) –

    Patna is not an Industrial city but Still, it is ranked number two in the list of Top 10 most polluted cities in India. The main source of income for this region is Agriculture which could be in danger if citizen and government don’t control pollution.The main issue is only the water and the agriculture pollution is there. Government should take a serious step or the clearness of the patna.

  • Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) –

    Gwalior is a historical city of India lacated in the northern Madhya Pradesh .Gwalior is the ranked three most polluted cities in India. Because of that it could affect the tourism in this area. Gwalior was one of the major sites of rebellion during the 1857uprising. Before independence, Gwalior has emerged as an important tourist attraction in central India while many industries and administrative offices came up within the city.Gwalior is the improving its condition. 

  • Raipur (Chattisgarh) –

    Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh and is the 4th most polluted city in India. Chattisgarh is rich producer in coal and for maximum electricity in India. Many power plant and industry are located in this area which is a major issue for increasing pollution. Several factors are responsible for the acute air pollution in Raipur toxic industrial waste, and domestic waste, too many vehicles rapidlyor fastly increasing growing population.

  • Ahmedabad (Gujarat) –

    Ahmedabad is the next most polluted city in the india. Third fastest growing city in the world and is also the 5th most polluted city in the world. The major reason is simple Ahmedabad has the most number of textile industries in India which causes for the pollution to make it one of the most polluted cities in India and world. Use of concrete roads in place of tar road to avoid maintenance and dust emission.

  • Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh) –

    Firozabad is a city which is located in the Uttar pradesh and famous for bangle production. The city has a large number of glass industries which may be the reason for increasing pollution in this region. Firozabad is the 6th most polluted city in India. An early warning system will notify people of excessive pollution days as part of the response plan, while medical professionals will be trained to respond to air-pollution emergencies.

  • Amritsar (Punjab) –

    Amritsar is one of the largest town in India and also the 7th most polluted city in the country. Increasing Vehicle traffic is probably the major reason for pollution in this area. The world’s holiest place for Sikhs, in Amritsar, India attracts approximately seven million tourists in a month. Meanwhile, the toxic gas and dust affects the Golden Temple, taking its sheen away. The prime issue is the air pollution which affect the town.

  • Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) –

    Kanpur is one of the biggest or largest city of Uttar Pradesh. Main issue for growing pollution and illness of  Kanpur is the lack of consciousness in citizens and reckless behavior of Government which follows no set of rules and regulation to control pollution. Kanpur also cause 400 tonnes of solid waste. In kanpur,Chemicals are kept inside a Tannery for Tanning reason.

  • Agra (Uttar Pradesh) –

    Famous for Taj Mahal, Agra is one of the most sought after tourist destination in the world. But increasing pollution which is caused by increased mining and dry sand could affect its tourism. It is a prime concern for Government, and we could hope that pollution will be reduced in next few years.

  • Ludhiana (Punjab) –

    Ludhiana stands at 10th in the list of Top 10 Most polluted cities in India. Ludhiana is one of the hubs for industries in India. Industrial development without any check mark from Administration led Ludhiana to a pollution driven city.