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In the year 2022, Delhi remains the most polluted city in the country. After this there is the number of Faridabad and then Ghaziabad. According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the amount of particulate matter i.e. PM 2.5 in Delhi was 97.71 micrograms per cubic meter during this period. This is twice the safe level. However, according to the NCAP tracker’s report, the PM2.5 level in Delhi has fallen by 7 percent over the past five years.
Ghaziabad ranks first, Faridabad second and Delhi third in average PM10 concentration. In contrast, there is a slight improvement in air quality in 2022 compared to 2019 to 2021 data. NCAP Tracker is a joint project of news portal Carbon Copy and Maharashtra-based start-up Respirer Living Sciences.
It is designed to monitor the objectives of the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) launched by the central government on January 10, 2019. The aim is to reduce PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations by 20 to 30% in 102 cities by 2024, with 2017 as the base year. Now some new cities have been added to this list. At the same time, according to the new target set in September 2022, pollutants should be reduced by 40% by 2026. Desk >> Delhi’s AQI 407: Page 2
Ghaziabad most polluted in PM10
In terms of PM 10 pollutants, Ghaziabad (217.57 micrograms per cubic meter) ranked first, Faridabad (215.39 micrograms per cubic meter) ranked second and Delhi (213.23 micrograms per cubic meter) third place. Ghaziabad ranked first on PM2.5 levels and third on PM10 levels in 2021.
- The annual average safe limit values for PM2.5 and PM10 are 40 and 60 micrograms per cubic meter respectively.