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Pollution in Kolkata, India

Air pollution data from World Health Organization Info
PM10186
PM2.5100
PM10 Pollution Level: Extremely High

Pollution in Kolkata, India

Air Pollution
74.48 High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
57.61 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
68.41 High
Dirty and Untidy
65.96 High
Noise and Light Pollution
60.96 High
Water Pollution
68.54 High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
65.10 High
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
53.69 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Kolkata, India

Air quality
25.52 Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
42.39 Moderate
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
31.59 Low
Clean and Tidy
34.04 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
39.04 Low
Water Quality
31.46 Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
34.90 Low
Quality of Green and Parks
46.31 Moderate

Contributors: 103

Last update: November 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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6 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Oct 26, 2016 :
Kolkata/Calcutta will surely reduce its pollution in the coming years .
But we need help of all the citizen of Kolkata.
#Anonymous on Aug 29, 2016 :
Kolkata is a city of Joy...the home of Mother Theresa. Pollution is high and the city is over crowded. But life goes on as the people adapt to the environment. People do live here and there is peace and harmony among all the different cultures. Yes we do admit there is lot more to be done. But each day things are changing for the better. We will get there slowly but surley.
This was once the capital of the British India let us not forget.
#Harvey Schwartz on Dec 01, 2015 :
I wanted to visit Calcutta this winter but was frightened off by the extremely high PM 2.5 level. Today, the weather station monitor atop the American Consulate reports a reading of 235. That number is so high that a person would have to be suicidal to visit or stay there, literally life threatening.
#Tulika sengupta on Sep 25, 2015 :
People in kolkata use to smoke in crowded place, public transport, throw garbage in the road and drains,peeing and spitting roadside ( sumtyms middle of the road!!!).....this r the besic hygiene we forget2follw . then how come v control pollution!!! I alwz protest and hardly get any1 in my favour! Still I protest.
#John Dillani on Nov 17, 2014 :
I just read that 70% of residents in Calcutta suffer from respiratory illnesses. Hardly surprising in a city that was found to be the most polluted not only in India but out of eight countries examined in a recent Tokyo University study. In my own experience I can say with utmost certainty that the air pollution is definitely worse now than even five years ago when I lived here for 10 months. Calcutta is a special city not only for me but for millions of other people, I am saddened by what is happening - or not happening - here.
#rabindra singh on Apr 29, 2014 :
Our policy makers & corrupt administration & careless people are completely responsible for pollution.

This is time to take responsibilities to clean the city yourself as well as you clean your houses.

Do not depend on government & its officials .

There is no people or very few people
Who has time to organise people against pollution.

It is going very late awake & rise against pollution.