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Pollution in Bangalore, India

Air pollution data from World Health Organization Info
PM10118
PM2.563
PM10 Pollution Level: Very High

Pollution in Bangalore, India

Air Pollution
74.71 High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
62.79 High
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
78.26 High
Dirty and Untidy
71.15 High
Noise and Light Pollution
63.92 High
Water Pollution
77.81 High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
70.33 High
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
50.44 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Bangalore, India

Air quality
25.29 Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
37.21 Low
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
21.74 Low
Clean and Tidy
28.85 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
36.08 Low
Water Quality
22.19 Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
29.67 Low
Quality of Green and Parks
49.56 Moderate

Contributors: 357

Last update: December 2017

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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29 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Oct 09, 2017 :
Bangalore once had its own River. Its name was Vrishabhavathi. This river's water was used for drinking.
Today, River Vrishabhavathi is an open garbage canal.

In the 1970s, Bangalore had around 300 lakes. Today, there are only 18 lakes left in Bangalore. Nearly 10 out of those 18 lakes are highly polluted. These remaining 10 highly polluted lakes include Bellandur lake, Varthur lake, Ulsoor lake, Subramanyapura lake, Challaghatta lake etc.

People in the comments section have added many other valuable points.

Even today, Bangalore called India's 'Garden City' and 'Silicon Valley'.
#Anonymous on Oct 08, 2017 :
Roads are the absolute worst in Bangalore.
A recent report said that nearly 17,000 potholes were present in the year 2017 in Bangalore city.

Dust is emitted from these awful Bangalore roads, which increases Air Pollution, along with the Nightmare traffic.

Ambulances get stuck for several hours in the Bangalore traffic.

Welcome to "GARDEN CITY OF INDIA".
#Anonymous on Mar 25, 2017 :
Bangalore has toxic lakes with foam and poisonous froth spewing out of it.
The people in Bangalore have no brains. The local Kannadigas criticize and discriminate outsiders for all the bad things happening over there. But in reality, they are also at fault for ruining their Proud city.
The entire city is congested with vehicles emitting harmful smoke. No one even cares to reduce the usage of motor vehicles in the city.
The level of honking and noise pollution is also unbearable due to the brainless IT crowd over there.
Garbage is burnt at night in Bangalore because Waste management is a failure in this city.
Uncovered manholes spew out all the drainage water in some places.
Bangalore is a Nightmare to live in.
#varun on Mar 19, 2017 :
I agree with Anonymous' comment earlier.

The level of boasting in Bangalore is off the limit. The people in Bangalore are living in a World of Delusion.

Just today, the top story in the Bangalore newspapers was:
"A Flyover pillar in Bangalore is decorated with plants".
This is a vertical garden, and a few more of this will turn Bangalore into the earlier Garden City that Bangalore was.
I mean, seriously? Are the people in Bangalore so dumb?

The Bangalore people also believe that these flyover decorations will completely reduce the pollution in Bangalore, and also cool the summer temperature in Bangalore.

Just visit Bangalore and you'll come to know that the people here don't have any Brains. Anonymous' earlier comment has explained the IQ of Bangaloreans.

Even the tree-lined Jayanagar 5th block, does not have any greenery when viewed from Google Maps. It is a complete concrete jungle. The old Bangalore is gone forever.

Bangalore is completely ruined by none other than the people living over there.

IIsc has predicted that Bangalore will become a Dead City within the next 3 years.

I hope that Karnataka does not focus on the growth of Mysore and Mangalore and spoil other places in the State.

I have left Bangalore for obvious reasons.
#Anonymous on Mar 18, 2017 :
Now that Bangalore is very polluted, the only people to blame are the PEOPLE living over there.
The traffic is insane and arguably the WORST in the world, not just in India.

There is dust and smoke all over Bangalore. Waste management is a failure, with some of the BBMP Garbage collectors throwing the collecting Garbage in vacant compounds. Then there is burning of garbage in open places at night. Lakes are filled with TOXIC foam and are used as construction sites.

Asthma and lung related diseases are prevalent in this city. 1 out of every 4 Bangaloreans suffer from Asthma.

Visit this city or any Q&A, blogs website related to Bangalore. You'll find 1 thing in common: BOASTING.

That's right. There is a lot of bragging and boasting regarding Bangalore. People are happy to stay in this awful city. You'll hear a lot of bragging such as
1. Garden city
2. Pensioner's Paradise
3. Green City
4. Bangalore is awesome city, but outsider's are spoiling it.

So with this mentality and ZERO PLANNING, you can come to your conclusion as to where Bangalore is headed for.
#Brian on Sep 25, 2016 :
People do great advertising and Marketing regarding Bangalore.

In reality this is one of the WORST cities to live.

Very polluted and no cleanliness at all. This city is giving good competition to Mumbai and Delhi
#Anonymous on Sep 25, 2016 :
Bangalore is undoubtedly a WORST city.
I'm glad that I don't stay in Bangalore.
#K.DURGA PRASAD on Aug 30, 2016 :
To avoid the pollution ,go for plantation ,sapling where is required to planned properly and the next generation will be the safer environment.To minimize the pollution we should work shoulder to shoulder for the plantation,tree plantation awareness to be created from ground level like schools,colleges,institutes be encourage that level. In industries also conduct good programs like Environment and its importance ,sapling .And the best way any of visitors visiting factory through that persons plan for sapling it should be memorable of that personality.Due to metro project in Bangalore catted plenty of tress and it was increased the city temperature levels also.Encourage every body tree plantation,we can reduce the pollution level control some percentages.
#siddharth on Aug 05, 2016 :
bangalore is green city 10 years back .. but today people had made so worst its become dirty city... my condition is green environment is dieing here... in future people will suffer like any thing...and neither politicans are ready to do any thing... biggest problem in bangalore is people migrating from different states and population couldnt been controlled here.. building of more flats and buildings loose weightage... no one concerned for better future ... so next 20 years it will become so polluted ppl vil seriously die..... neither god can help this bangalore..............ppl should give to hand to hand to stop real estate and helping in growing more trees for better bangalore and green city.. we dont bangalore as silicon city fuck it badly... but i need my city to cald as the ever green city with fresh air.... sriously i am much worried about my city ... ready to give hand to hand to save my city.. coz bangalore is my city ... i love it so much.. please we need that green city....
#pb on Jul 20, 2016 :
Just moved to Bangalore.. In theory it should have been a beautiful city.. Lakes everywhere, still see lots of open space and parks, although in reality all the lakes are horribly polluted, and traffic severely restricts your movement so you really have nowhere to go..

The roads are thick with diesel fumes and dust. You can visibly air pollution in most places. You can't ever see bright sunshine, and it is always hazy. In most western countries it would have been a public health crisis, but here the public seems horribly uninformed, and you can even see middle class and well educated people with their young children braving the roads unprotected, where the pollution is probably several orders worse.

To all posters here, saying ride a bike or go do something, I don't think any individual action (other than go live someplace else) can make a difference, what is need is Government regulation, and enforcing the rules, and there seems to be a little of it.
#Anonymous on Jun 27, 2016 :
I don't understand why people go to Bangalore and spoil that city. If you're complaining about pollution, do something about it, or please leave Bangalore.
#Abhishek Tripathi on May 30, 2016 :
we will solve the problem one day, try cycle , use public transport and use less car etc .
#Anonymous on May 06, 2016 :
For all those who are complaining about Bangalore air quality - leave the city and find yourself a nice place in a smaller town. In India its gonna be a while no matter which government comes to power to become better, its in the people's hands. For the safety of your children leave the city.
##S on Apr 21, 2016 :
Bangalore is very dirty place to live. No basic infrastructure, no basic amenities, so many people living here, everyone coming form different places, no one ready to take responsibility for their actions, house owners so greedy. So much dust, garbage everywhere. I developed respiratory problems and asthma.
#Manikandan on Feb 27, 2016 :
Pollution in Bangalore is very high,hope metro will bring this down.By 2020, water will be like gold. Not too far max 2 generations, Bangalore will become a history of past. Comments might look bit pessimistic but reality is bitter, what to do.
#hm on Feb 03, 2016 :
Started using bicycle for commute this year and realized there are many others like me on the road. Wish this number grows.
#Sooraj M on Jan 19, 2016 :
Bangalore is the worst city to live in Bangalore hands down its too much polluted, kids are suffering because of this and the health of everyone is deteriorating rapidly water supply is a ticking time bomb here, not sure when the ground water is completely gone by the rate its being utilized, traffic is the worst in the world.. lots of crime and poor people from rest of country migrating here, loads of garbage in every road set on fire.. Bangalore has become a living hell..
#kumon on Dec 17, 2015 :
Lived in Bangalore past 20 years, yes pollution is getting high and it s not good sign for health, skin, cough. I request to authority to function metro ASAP, everbody in the company should come up with rule to use bicycle or use metro, not fuled based vehicle. Use namma metro to reduce the pollutions. Dust has to remove, BBMP has to employee and serve the panchayath katha to clean, only cmc/BDA/BBMP katha their cleaning not regularly. Garbage has to be cleaned come-up with recycled for export to other poor developing country which can yield further revenue to the government.

Go to Thailand so displined to keep the city cleaned and well maintained, we need to learn many things. Individual state government adopt policy we can have good and cleaned healthy environment
#kumon on Dec 17, 2015 :
Lived in Bangalore past 20 years, yes pollution is getting high and it s not good sign for health, skin, cough. I request to authority to function metro ASAP, everbody in the company should come up with rule to use bicycle or use metro, not fuled based vehicle. Use namma metro to reduce the pollutions. Dust has to remove, BBMP has to employee and serve the panchayath katha to clean, only cmc/BDA/BBMP katha their cleaning not regularly. Garbage has to be cleaned come-up with recycled for export to other poor developing country which can yield further revenue to the government.

Go to Thailand so displined to keep the city cleaned and well maintained, we need to learn many things. Individual state government adopt policy we can have good and cleaned healthy environment
#Raj on Dec 11, 2015 :
Living in bangalore for 2 yr 8 months, it is horrible in bangalore. Lot of pollution and almost no one is cared about. Lot of people go in cars ALONE, this means just wasting space and polluting air a lot. Government and people together need to fight this problem. If people think selfish then pollution never reduces, infact it increases even more.

I request those who use cars to use them only when minimum of 3 people are going in the car. Also check you vehicle regularly for pollution control in pollution checking centres. I think heavy trucks need to be allowed to move only between 11 PM and 5 AM.

I do not own a vehicle, I use public transport even though it is extremely difficult and crowded. I promise I will remain my whole life without an own vehicle which can pollute, If I must use vehicle then I will use bicycle.
#mahender on Jul 24, 2015 :
plz read this article and check how much you are doing for this country.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/i-love-my-india/dr-abdul-kalams-letter-to-every-indian-must-read/442493478657
#mahender on Jul 24, 2015 :
I hope, the people who commented here are doing the things that are Eco friendly. Its been 4 months I brought my new bicycle and using it for office commute. This is really good as it will also provides you necessary exercise. I suggest this to everyone from age 20 - 60 years. If you step up, then only we can change our city. I don't say, you use bicycle every time, at least for 2-3 days in a week is quite possible, and when you go for shopping near by. Think about it, before you comment on pollution and smoke.
#Siva on Apr 13, 2015 :
Worst roads and no proper planning to control the traffic from BMTC. Govt. getting a lot of money from bengalore transport system,but no improvement in roads and traffic.
#Chitra on Mar 04, 2015 :
Born and brought up in Bangalore,now hate what it has turned into. Garbage everywhere,dusty,noisy and the worst drivers ever.Can't understand why property prices should shoot up for the lousy infra structure,most of the time no power,no good quality drinking water,dangerous roads and drivers the list goes on. I only see garbage no gardens. Recently visited Chennai and found it a lot cleaner and greener. The worst and undisciplined drivers on the street who are a safety hazard to others and themselves on the roads. Thank god I left Bangalore 18 years back to live in Switzerland. Everyone likes to take a holiday here but did anyone ever wonder why its one of the best countries to live in. Discipline in all aspects is what we Indians have to aspire to.
#Venkat on Dec 15, 2014 :
Bangloare roads are very bad which generates lot of dust. This is causing respiratory problems. I am not sure where this city is heading to.
#lohith on Aug 02, 2014 :
Lived in Bangalore for close to a year in total.
In terms of pollution and cleanliness,it is the worst developing nation I have lived in.Although india is moving towards globalization,traditional social beliefs and caste system is choking the nation. If india does not recognize this, it cannot clean its city up.(among other things...)

BTW, both dissatisfaction and unsatisfaction appear in the Websters dictionary.
As a native speaker,unsatisfaction will be more appropriate since noise and air pollution was just too horrendous to live in the city.

As I understand it,
dissatisfaction = does not meet your expectation (like 3/5)
Unsatisfaction = does not meet expectation at all (like 0/5)
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#T on Mar 11, 2014 :
Lived in Bangalore for close to a year in total.
In terms of pollution and cleanliness,it is the worst developing nation I have lived in.Although india is moving towards globalization,traditional social beliefs and caste system is choking the nation. If india does not recognize this, it cannot clean its city up.(among other things...)

BTW, both dissatisfaction and unsatisfaction appear in the Websters dictionary.
As a native speaker,unsatisfaction will be more appropriate since noise and air pollution was just too horrendous to live in the city.

As I understand it,
dissatisfaction = does not meet your expectation (like 3/5)
Unsatisfaction = does not meet expectation at all (like 0/5)
#Rahul on Feb 17, 2014 :
Worst City in the world is Bangalore. Full of Pollution due to Smoke and Dust.