Delhi vs Colombo: Check out which city is cleaner!

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A quick comparison of pollution levels in Delhi and Colombo

Bengaluru, December 5: Sri Lankan players' struggle during the third Test against India owing to the polluted Delhi air has polarised responses.

For some, it was a mere ruse by the Lankan players to avoid being on the field in the face of relentless pressure from the Indians. For some, it was genuine struggle by a set of players who are coming from a much better atmosphere than the one at Delhi.

So, what's the truth? Is Colombo better than Delhi? Well, MyKhel has the numbers and you can judge for yourself.

The numbers

Pollution Index: Delhi: 92.61; Colombo: 59.39

Pollution scale: Delhi: 168.61; Colombo: 102.81

Air Pollution Data (WHO)

Delhi (PM10): 229; Colombo: 64

Delhi (PM 2.5): 122; Colombo: 36

Pollution General Index

Air Pollution: Delhi: 88.93 (Very High). Colombo: 56.25 (Moderate).

Driniking Water: Delhi: 65.94 (High). Colombo: 35.71 (Low).

Dissatisfaction with garbage disposal: Delhi: 77.57 (High). Colombo: 50 (Moderate).

Dirty/Untidy: Delhi: 74.51. Colombo: 45.83 (Moderate).

Noise/Light Pollution: Delhi: 65.18 (High). Colombo: 54.17 (Moderate).

Water Pollution: Delhi: 79.75 (High). Colombo: 61.31 (High).

Purity and Cleanliness

Air Quality: Delhi: 11.07 (Very Low). Colombo: 43.75 (Moderate).

Drinking water quality: Delhi: 34.06 (Low). Colombo: 64.29 (High).

Water Quality: Delhi: 20.25 (Low). Colombo: 38.69 (Low).

(All figures December 2017).

Story first published: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 11:51 [IST]
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