Varanasi Tops The List of Country’s Most Polluted City

A report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found that the air quality of holy city Varanasi is most polluted among the 42 cities monitored recently.

Varanasi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was at an alarming  491, followed by Gurugram at 480, Delhi at 468, Lucknow at 462 and Kanpur at 461. Notably, pollution level is categorized as ‘severe’ when the AQI ranges between 401 and 500.
News In-a-Line:
Varanasi- tops the list of Most polluted cities– according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report.
Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Varanasi- one of the oldest city in the world.
  2. It is the Lok Sabha Constituency of PM Narendra Modi.
  3. CPCB Chairman- S.P. Singh Parihar, Headquarter- New Delhi.
Source- News18