Kerala has the best air quality: study

‘Airpocalypse II,’ a report from Greenpeace India revealed that Kerala has the cleanest air among other states of India, followed by a good ambient quality air.

The agency has found out that Kerala kept PM10 (particulate matter in air of 10 microns and smaller) standards, said Sunil Dahiya, senior campaigner, Greenpeace India.

Kerala followed a consistency in its pollution level in 2015 and 2016 with a minor variation in number. Cities such as Kochi, Thrissur, Wayanad and Kozhikode showed an increased variation whereas Alappuzha, Kottayam, Malappuram and Palakkad got a slight decrease in variables.

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The authorities have also claimed that other states should follow Kerala as an example in keeping the air pollution rate to the limit.

“Kerala’s ambient air quality was monitored seriously at different stations across Kerala, three in Kochi and one each in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode”, said Kerala pollution control board chairman K Sajeevan. The report also acclaimed that the southern cities were better than that of northern part of Kerala.