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Of world's 25 most polluted cities, 20 are Indian

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.

Gurugram-The most polluted city in the world

Gurugram has been ranked the most polluted city in the world according to a recent study conducted by environment NGO Greenpeace India.

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New Delhi-The most polluted national capital

While New Delhi is the most polluted national capital. 

New Delhi's neighbour regions Gurugram and Ghaziabad topped the charts while the capital city took the eleventh spot in the worldwide list in 2018.

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20 out of 25 most-polluted cities in India

According to the study 20 out of the 25 most-polluted cities across the world are in India. The remaining five out of 25 most polluted cities in the world are spread in China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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7 million premature deaths globally next year

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)

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Air quality in terms of PM 2.5 data

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)

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