Air in Varanasi is becoming toxic due to pollution. On Thursday, Delhi was ranked second and Banaras third in the list of top-10 most polluted cities across the country.
Motor boat smoke
– Photo: Amar Ujala
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Delhi ranks second in the list of top-10 most polluted cities in the country, while Benares ranks third. According to IQAir, Nanpara ranks first with AQI 414, followed by Delhi AQI 376 and Benares AQI 339.
Very low pollution level
AQI was 376 on December 14th and AQI was 353 on December 15th. At the same time, according to data released by the Central Pollution Control Board, the city’s AQI is only 163. The level of pollution in Banaras was very low on Thursday. Benares has been in the red zone for the past three days, but government data shows it in the yellow zone.