Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/An-Alarmingly-Polluted-National-Capital--New-Delhi-27MZIFJ6KTDH1.htmlConceptually similarParade Drill in the Midst of the Haze in New DelhiGP0STPKBPCompleted★★★★★★★Living and Breathing Dangerously in New DelhiGP0STPKC3Completed★★★★★★A Ghostly Ceremonial Boulevard in New DelhiGP0STPKBVCompleted★★★★Smog Covered Red Sandstone in New DelhiGP0STPKC2Completed★★★★Historical and Timeless Monuments in New DelhiGP0STPKBWCompleted★★★★Delhi's Air Quality TroublesGP0STPKC6Completed★★★★Can't Sweep up the Smog in New DelhiGP0STPKC7Completed★★★★★★Oven on the Streets in New DelhiGP0STPKC5Completed★★★★Walking into the Smog in New DelhiGP0STPKC0Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPKC1An Alarmingly Polluted National Capital, New DelhiPreparation and rehearsals for the Republic Day parade under way at Rajpath, New Delhi.Republic day in India is celebrated every year on the 26th of January to honor the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950.Locations:Asia-India-New DelhiDate:11 Jan, 2016Credit:© Subrata Biswas / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 3000pxKeywords:Air pollution-Cities-Climate (campaign title)-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Roads-SmogShoot:Clean Air Nation: Delhi Chokes in the Winter SmogClean Air Nation is a campaign aiming at curbing pollution levels across Indian cities. India is home to 13 out of 20 of the most polluted cities in the world. As the political capital - and indeed, the most polluted of all cities - the bad air in Delhi gets the most attention. But, scratch below the murky surface, and you will find concentrations of PM2.5 in several other cities - Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Muzzafarpur and Faridabad, amongst others - that would justify the triggering of a ‘Red Alert.’ Even the government’s own, largely inadequate NAQI data reveals that 23 of the 32 stations across India are showing more than 70% exceedance of the national standards. The pollution levels in a few Indian cities have the embarrassing distinction of having exceeded the toxic levels of Beijing and other Chinese cities, demonstrating levels at least ten times higher than the WHO standards, making air pollution truly a national emergency.