Media Mention•Dec 15, 2022
As Mumbai Surpasses Delhi In Air Pollution Levels, Can India Look At Surat’s Emission Trading Scheme To Mitigate The Problem?
The pollution levels in Indian cities are rising at an alarming rate. According to IQAir’s 2022 list, a Swiss air quality technology company, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are top Indian cities witnessing high levels of air pollution
Mostly Delhi tends to hog the air pollution related headlines and emerges as the perennial offender when it comes to air quality that poses health risk. The national capital is considered to be one of the most polluted cities in the country when it comes to air quality, according to the report – Air Quality and Health in Cities, released by US-based Health Effects Institute in August 2022, but currently Mumbai’s air quality is reported to be worse than Delhi.
Mumbai has recorded a worse AQI than Delhi. Last week, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) level of Delhi stood at 152, which is considered to be at the moderate level, whereas Mumbai was at 225, which comes under the ‘poor’ category, according to the Air Quality Index website.