WHO

India admits ‘New Delhi as polluted as Beijing’

Date of Release: 
May 8 2014

India’s state air monitoring centre made a rare admission Thursday that pollution in New Delhi was comparable with Beijing, but disputed a WHO finding that the Indian capital had the dirtiest atmosphere in the world.

A study of 1,600 cities across 91 countries released on Wednesday by the WHO showed Delhi had the world’s highest annual average concentration of small airborne particles known as PM2.5 of 153.

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