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South Asia

Southern India

South Asia

The main story in South Asia is increasing NO2 levels from 2005 to 2016 associated with booming economies and ambitious infrastructure development, such as new coal-burning power plants in the Chhattisgarh region of India.  One of the largest increases occurred over Jamnagar (India), the site of the largest petrochemical complex in the world.  Dhaka (Bangladesh) had the largest increase (79%) of any world city.

Image Credit: 
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC.

Lahore

Lahore Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
51.61
2016 Avg. NO2: 
3.74

Hyderabad

Hyderabad Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
26.63
2016 Avg. NO2: 
1.72

Bengaluru

Bengaluru Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
33.17
2016 Avg. NO2: 
1.52

Chennai

Chennai Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
16.98
2016 Avg. NO2: 
2.05

Dhaka

Dhaka Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
96.70
2016 Avg. NO2: 
3.21

Calcutta

Calcutta Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
34.55
2016 Avg. NO2: 
2.44

Mumbai

Mumbai Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
-2.15
2016 Avg. NO2: 
2.64

Karachi

Karachi Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
2.36
2016 Avg. NO2: 
3.20

New Delhi

New Delhi Line Plot 2005-2016
Change in NO2: 
2.52
2016 Avg. NO2: 
5.78