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Cleanest city Indore on list of 37 with dirty air | India News


NEW DELHI: Indore may be India’s cleanest city for the sixth time in a row this year since 2017 but it has failed in the long run Air quality change face.
A recent analysis of 132 cities by the Ministry of Environment found that Indore was among the 37 cities with a PM10 (breathable) index. granular matter) pollution level actual increase in 2021-22 compared to 2017.
Six out of seven Madhya Pradesh cities, analyzed in terms of air quality, reported increased levels of PM10, a pollutant that can travel deep into the lungs and pose a major risk to human health. People. Incidentally, MP is the cleanest state according to ‘Swachh Survekshan 2022’.
Over the years, Swachh Survekshan under ‘Swachh Bharat Mission‘has emerged as an effective tool to transform the urban landscape as a larger goal of making India trash-free. As many as 4,355 cities/towns participated in different categories of this year’s survey, in which more than nine residents extended their responses.
Indore was rated as India’s cleanest city for the sixth year in a row, in the ‘more than 10,000 inhabitants’ category, while Surat in Gujarat was rated as the second cleanest city, for the second time in a row. Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra took third place.
In terms of air quality, the Department of Environment found that 95 cities recorded an overall improvement by recording a decrease in average annual PM10 levels between 2021-22 compared to 2017 while 37 The city recorded an increase in levels of such pollutants during this period. Six of the MP’s seven cities are on the list of 37 cities said to be dirtier in terms of air quality. On the other hand, the second and third cleanest cities, Surat and Navi Mumbai, reported improvements in air quality.

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