Saturday, March 19, 2016

Kathmandu third most polluted city in the world

Kathmandu is the third most polluted city in the world, according to Pollution Index 2016.
The annual report published by Serbia-based research website has ranked Nepal’s capital city at the third position with a score of 96.66. Last year, Kathmandu was ranked at the fifth position on the index in the beginning of 2015. Kathmandu has slipped two places to third in the middle of last year.
The rankings are based on visitors’ perceptions to the website that also include some relevant data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other institutions, the reads, adding that the index is an estimation of the overall pollution in the city with the biggest weight given to air and water pollution.
According to the report, Tetovo city of Macedonia is the most polluted city, followed by Egyptian capital Cairo, whereas Philippines’ capital Manila, Noida and Delhi of India, Guangzhou of China, Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam and Egypt’s Alexandria complete the list of the 10 most polluted cities.
Likewise, Nepal is ranked 17th on the Pollution Index for Country 2016, with Egypt being the world’s most polluted country.

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