Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/The-Hazy-Monuments-of-New-Delhi-27MZIFJ6KTL5U.htmlConceptually similarDelhi's Poor Record of Air QualityGP0STPKBUCompleted★★★★Historical and Timeless Monuments in New DelhiGP0STPKBWCompleted★★★★Garbage Pyres of the Capital City in New DelhiGP0STPKBRCompleted★★★★Papayas Among Pollution in New DelhiGP0STPKBZCompleted★★★★An Alarmingly Polluted National Capital, New DelhiGP0STPKC1Completed★★★★Smog Covered Red Sandstone in New DelhiGP0STPKC2Completed★★★★Oven on the Streets in New DelhiGP0STPKC5Completed★★★★Clean Up Drive on the Banks of the River Yamuna in New DelhiGP0STS21FCompleted★★★★Clean Up Drive on the Banks of the River Yamuna in New DelhiGP0STS21LCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPKBSThe Hazy Monuments of New DelhiA view of the Qutub Minar in Delhi.Delhi is one of the most heavily polluted cities in India having for instance one of the country's highest volumes of particulate matter pollution. In May 2014 the World Health Organisation announced New Delhi as the most polluted city in the world.Locations:Asia-India-New DelhiDate:9 Jan, 2016Credit:© Subrata Biswas / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 3000pxKeywords:Air pollution-Cities-Climate (campaign title)-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Smog-TemplesShoot: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.