Gurugram has been ranked the most polluted city in the world.
The remaining five out of 25 most polluted cities in the world are spread in China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Air pollution will take an estimated seven million lives globally in the next year while costing the world’s economy nearly $ 225 billion, said the Greenpeace report.
(Image showing China's Zhengzhou, Henan province, Source: Reuters)
The report measures the air quality in terms of PM 2.5 data as aggregated through the IQAir AirVisual platform in 2018.
Although Delhi typically receives most media coverage as one of the world’s 'pollution capitals', the Indian capital 'only' ranks 10th for annual PM 2.5 concentration. Other cities across Northern India and Pakistan have a higher recorded annual PM 2.5 level.
(Image showing air pollution in Beijing, Source: Reuters)