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The world’s Dirtiest Cities and India ain’t Contributing !?

The first thing you would have thought after reading the title !? – “I am sure India is there in that list”. I don’t know about you, but I for one thought India made it to that prestigious list of the “The World’s Dirtiest Cities”.

So I go to this article right here, and search frantically for an Indian City, surprising I do not find one. I don’t know whether I should be happy about it or I should be surprised !! I know it is really sad to feel surprised when you don’t find your country in a list like this , but hey ! we all know the truth. We know for a fact India should have made it (and no I am not proud of it).

Here is the complete list.

  • Milan , Italy
  • Norilsk , Russia
  • Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
  • Mexico City , Mexico
  • Dakar , Senegal
  • Sumgayit , Azerbaijan
  • Linfen , China
  • La Oroya , Peru
  • Cubatoa Valley , Brazil
  • Kabwe , Zambia

What are you thoughts ? Do you think India should have made this list ? Are we that bad ?

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10 Responses

  1. aniche says:

    well they did send someone to check out our status but unfortunately he perished in the magnificence of all the dirt and the filth!
    who knows maybe, if it’s meant to be, next time they’ll send someone with the proper biohazard suits and everything!

  2. theshowstopper says:

    aniche,
    Welcome here. I see that you agree to that fact that India should have made the list. !!

    vc

  3. TCG Inc. says:

    it shud’ve been right below mexico city man :D

  4. theshowstopper says:

    TGC Inc.
    Welcome here. Yep. Wondering which city would take that position though ?

    vc

  5. TCG Inc. says:

    u kiddin me…obviously mumbai

  6. Stevie says:

    Ah… Surprising… they might have missed it some how….dude…

  7. theshowstopper says:

    TCG Inc,
    Mumbai, yep that’s the same city i had in mind. I also thought about Kolkata although I have never been there. !!

    Stevieeee !!
    Welcome to Rating My Life. Do you think India is something which they can over look ??

    vc

  8. Stevie says:

    Mumbai is the one that I was thinking of as well…

  9. Rob says:

    What you are referring to is the world’s most polluted city (air quality). But India, infact, did make to the list of world’s dirtest cities. New Delhi at 24 (http://www.forbes.com/2008/02/24/pollution-baku-oil-biz-logistics-cx_tl_0226dirtycities_slide_3.html) and Mumbai at 7 (http://www.forbes.com/2008/02/24/pollution-baku-oil-biz-logistics-cx_tl_0226dirtycities_slide_20.html). Although, me being originally from Kolkata (Calcutta) and having travelled extensively all across India, was surprised to see that Kolkata did not make it in this list.

  10. Godofredo Arauzo says:

    POLLUTION TO THE OROYA CITY PERÚ
    The years 2006 and 2007 the Blacksmith Institute have accomplished a research about the cities more contaminated to the world and arrived to the conclusion that the Oroya city was between the 10 cities more polluted of the world and, the environment Graffiti 2008 said that is between five more pollute too to the world and the 2008 Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland say that Oroya is between the most polluted of the world. This qualifications are benevolents; according to my researchs to many years who I am publishing, the Oroya city is the more polluted to Peru, Latin America and of the world and every day is being more polluted: lead in blood in children in the Ancient Oroya in average 53.7 ug/dl ( DIGESA 1999); pregnancies women 39.49 ig/dl ( UNES 2000), new borns children 19.06 ug/dl, puerperal 319 ug/100 grams/placenta ( Castro 2003) and workers 50 ug/dl ( Doe Run 2003).Top lead in blood accepted 10 ug/dl; present day is 0 ug/dl ( Pediatric of Academy to USA)
    When the Oroya city was in hands to the CentroMin eliminated only by the upper chimney to 167.500 meters, in average by day in tons: sulfur dioxide 1000, lead 2500, arsenic 2500, cadmium 40, particulate matter 50 and so on, more 24,000 to toxis gas product to the incomplete combustion of the coal, without count it is eliminated by industrial incinerator y by the 97 smalls chimneys, it is estimated 15,000; overall 45,000 tons for day (PAMA . El Complejo Metalúrgico de la Oroya, 1996); other research say that by this chimney only eliminate overall 119¨917,440 tons too every day to a velocity to 8.7 meters by second ( Chuquimantari C. Yauli-La Oroya Minería y Ciudades Empresas Pág. 57, 1992)
    Doe Run envoy every three months the concentrations of the heavy metals to the Ministry to the Energy and Mines and with the sames datums Ceverstav have demostrated the pollution was increased; for example the sulfur dioxide it have increased in near to 300 %, by increment to the production (Cederstav. La Oroya no Espera 2002
    The American Association to the Environment say that the environmental quality to the Oroya it is serious deteriorated since that Doe Run was owner and the same enterprise
    declared that the concentrations of the heavy metals gas is ncreased in the air: lead 1160 %, cadmium 1990 % and arsenic 6006 % (Portugal, et al. Los Humos de Doe Run 2003)
    Godofredo Arauzo
    godo_ara@hotmail.com

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