5th World Air Quality Report 2022

  • India stands at 8 as per World Air Quality Report 2022, Ranking lower than Last Year’s (2021) 5 place.
  • The report released – By IQ Air.
  • The report released on 15 March, 2023

Key findings

  • For 2022, the country has witnessed a little drop in the ranking as 2022 data goes down to 8th with the PM2.5 level.
    • Delhi ranked 4th out of 50 of the world’s
      most polluted cities in terms of PM2.5 with levels 92.6 µg/m3 in 2022, a little below the average of 96.4 µg/m3 in 2021.
    • The WHO guideline for annual PM2.5 levels is 5 µg/m3.
  • Lahore was the most polluted city in the world, followed by Hotan in China, and Bhiwadi in Rajasthan.
  • New Delhi is the second most polluted capital city in the world, with N’Djamena in Chad topping the list.
  • Chad, Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh are the 5 most polluted countries in 2022