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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Air Pollution In Kathmandu

Posted by Anup Baral December 27, 2016 :
In a latest finding which may not surprise many, Kathmandu has been ranked the third most polluted city in the worldThe capital city, which is bursting at the seams with population growing rapidly, with which comes rapid urbanisation, is choking on polluted air. Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database, has ranked Kathmandu (score 96.66 out of 100) the third most polluted city in the world after Tetovo (Macedonia) and Cairo (Egypt) at Pollution Index 2016. The situation of air quality is worsening in the Valley with each passing day. Sadly, the DoE, the pertinent government agency tasked with monitoring ambient air quality of the Kathmandu Valley and formulating and implementing policies accordingly, is ill-equipped.

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