Pollution in Delhi, India

Air pollution data from World Health Organization Info
PM10 Pollution Level: Extremely High

Pollution in Delhi, India

Air Pollution
88.79 Very High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
63.06 High
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
75.45 High
Dirty and Untidy
72.06 High
Noise and Light Pollution
64.30 High
Water Pollution
77.33 High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
78.82 High
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
51.42 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Delhi, India

Air quality
11.21 Very Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
36.94 Low
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
24.55 Low
Clean and Tidy
27.94 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
35.70 Low
Water Quality
22.67 Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
21.18 Low
Quality of Green and Parks
48.58 Moderate

Contributors: 584

Last update: October 2019

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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16 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jun 26, 2018 :
Government should take effect steps to control pollution Delhi
#ADITYA on Dec 20, 2017 :
There is many pollution in Delhi by cars, factory,and all many such thing.
#sunil on Jan 30, 2017 :
If the level of pollution going through the same rate then it would create death warrant for all delhities.
#amit on Jan 07, 2017 :
plz post the numbers of people free from the delhi's pollution
#donnie on Nov 27, 2016 :
Too many cars on the road there going to have to push car pooling and sharing trips with each other sites such as is a good car pooling site plus its free
#donnie on Nov 27, 2016 :
Too many cars on the road there going to have to push car pooling and sharing trips with each other sites such as is a good car pooling site plus its free
#SS on Nov 06, 2016 :
All recommending Odd-Even need to study pollution and its causes first. How effective were the past drives in bringing down pollution - not even 1%. And it costed several hundred crores (most of it advertising AAP all over India), which could have been spent on building infra that stops pollution in an effective way.

IIT delhi study puts vehicular pollution as 5% of total. So obviously this shouldn't be your first and definitely not the only measure to be undertaken. Delhi does not have any green disposal system. People living in farms (like I do) do not have any means to dispose off green waste apart from burning it. Delhi hasn't spent any funds from Swachh Bharat, which could easily be used to manage dust around roads - major cause of pollution. Delhi Govt hasn't issued any guidelines/ rules to be followed by construction industry to better manage waste. Just banning the activity for 5 days isn't going to fix anything.

Diesel engines are not your enemy. Bad engines are. Many petrol engines pollute more than their diesel equivalent. Delhi-ites, and Indians in general need to get over their obsession with big cars. You don't have the roads, you don't have the parkings space and you definitely don't have the air for it. Think small, or think green.
#varunk on Aug 11, 2016 :
1. Please follow odd-even permanently in Delhi we r sacrificing our children's health for our little daily convenience. Let's not politicise the issue.
2. Outright ban on all diesel vehicles including bikes. Why can't government force or subsidise electric bikes which are much cheaper in the long run. Companies like Mercedes and Toyota would rather pay environment cess than letting us breathe. MNC don't care about people just money.
3. Construction material management strict rules enforced by local colonies who are better positioned to patrol their own neighbourhoods and complaint to the police
#Chaitanya on Jan 22, 2016 :
Delhi Clean Air Forum ( is an initiative taken by the students of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi. Our project to combat air pollution aims at increasing awareness about causes, effects, ways to protect and tackle air pollution in Delhi, of groups most exposed and most responsible in order to decrease pollution and exposure or impact on those most exposed and vulnerable. We also want to promote and conduct applied research to find(small & large scale) solutions helping to decrease air pollution or our exposure to it, to phrase advocacy messages for regulatory and enforcement measures to combat air pollution and to create awareness to initiate or support measures to combat air pollution and our exposure to it.
#rahul sharma on Jan 02, 2016 :
GUYS WE ALL are educated persons. why we dont follow the rules of even odd formula. please suggest delhi government take strict action in traffic police and delhi police beacuse today is even number date and as per the rule today we use only even number car but in the morning time as front of me one Cop stop one odd number car and the car owner gives 100rs note to the Cop and at the same time cop will release him. then please first of all take action for delhi police or traffic police.
thank you and please save your delhi not your facility. beacuse if your delhi is safe then your life enjoy the facility.
#Rohan Vviktri Sharma on Dec 31, 2015 :
Very sad. I suggest that deisel cars should be banned.
#n balachandran on Dec 11, 2015 :
Banning diesel cars or odd/even riding permits is not a solution. Beyond that the following are also a cause for pollution: encroachments on the roads leading to narrowing road width , cuts and intersections on the road at the convenience of VIPs, Marketeers etc, street vendors, Road side dust accumulation, uncontrolled construction and leaving debris open, Jaywalkers on road, anywhere one can cross the roads, pedestrian never uses FOBs, overloaded vehicles, Load carrying three wheelers, motor cycles and go on.
#Rahul Kumar on Dec 09, 2015 :
I am Very scared About The delhi's Future plz Find The Strong Solution .
#Sonam on Dec 08, 2015 :
I am really disappointed with the Noida polutions.

Everybody should follow the Pm. Nerendra Modi rules and get clean the Noida City. Because if we not follow these rules, then our generation, society and family are not safe in the coming future. Please Cooperate .

#Sanjay Kumar sharma on Oct 09, 2015 :
We are working for contaminated water& ground water in hapur distt . Here people are suffering from liver disease & hepatitis A, B, C, D, E. Nitrates 225 mg per litre in the ground water in many places of hapur distt
#Sanjay Kumar sharma on Oct 09, 2015 :
Safalta trust always helps to plant trees in Delhi
Lung diseases are increasing day by day to children in Delhi
I ll do awareness programme in Delhi about air pollution & water pollution. People support me in Delhi