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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.

City Country Region 2021 Average NO2 Change (%) Uncertainty (±%)
Ahmedabad

India

South Asia 3.350e+15 19.0728 7.34
Anpara

India

South Asia 9.067e+15 35.5256 9.53
Bengaluru

India

South Asia 1.736e+15 28.0549 9.77
Bhopal

India

South Asia 2.883e+15 31.1999 6.66
Calcutta

India

South Asia 4.035e+15 2.96463 8.44
Chandrapur

India

South Asia 4.264e+15 27.1282 10.28
Chennai

India

South Asia 2.518e+15 12.3727 10.36
Chhabra TPS

India

South Asia 2.559e+15 98.8854 12.03
Chittagong

Bangladesh

South Asia 2.394e+15 105.419 10.72
Dhaka

Bangladesh

South Asia 7.667e+15 94.1826 14.65
Farakka STPS

India

South Asia 4.797e+15 14.0805 7.98
Hyderabad

India

South Asia 2.558e+15 48.3814 13.17
Hyderabad_PA

Pakistan

South Asia 2.057e+15 4.24101 5.89
Islamabad

Pakistan

South Asia 4.221e+15 65.3816 16.22
Kahalgaon

India

South Asia 4.800e+15 44.3291 11.01
Karachi

Pakistan

South Asia 3.300e+15 9.07154 9.95
Kathmandu

Nepal

South Asia 1.905e+15 47.3650 12.93
Khulna

Bangladesh

South Asia 2.704e+15 21.7138 9.55
Kobra STPS

India

South Asia 6.170e+15 66.9982 12.00
Koradi

India

South Asia 4.521e+15 64.6703 10.62
Kudgi

India

South Asia 1.707e+15 71.1290 14.90
Lahore

Pakistan

South Asia 5.821e+15 19.5264 16.12
Mouda STPS

India

South Asia 4.500e+15 94.6914 12.41
Mumbai

India

South Asia 2.573e+15 -3.16064 7.80
Mundra TPP

India

South Asia 1.981e+15 193.841 23.72
Mundra UMPP

India

South Asia 1.896e+15 197.033 25.15
Nagpur

India

South Asia 4.291e+15 66.0223 11.11
Nawalparasi

Nepal

South Asia 2.679e+15 45.0132 12.57
New Delhi

India

South Asia 5.571e+15 -5.12502 10.51
Patna

India

South Asia 2.994e+15 34.6884 10.68
Peshawar

Pakistan

South Asia 2.588e+15 45.2220 10.11
Pune

India

South Asia 1.609e+15 29.7155 12.31
Quetta

Pakistan

South Asia 9.105e+14 19.6999 7.53
Rihand

India

South Asia 8.796e+15 35.3809 11.22
R_Gundem STPS

India

South Asia 3.969e+15 25.8041 9.92
Sasan UMPP

India

South Asia 7.666e+15 59.6967 12.86
Shri Singaji Malwa TPP

India

South Asia 2.606e+15 75.6775 11.66
Sipat STPS

India

South Asia 5.727e+15 166.495 16.37
Surat

India

South Asia 2.475e+15 -1.51966 6.99
Talcher STPS

India

South Asia 5.289e+15 47.2246 8.72
Tamnar TPP

India

South Asia 6.081e+15 172.023 14.41
Thimphu

Bhutan

South Asia 7.250e+14 10.1698 11.14
Tirora TPP

India

South Asia 3.569e+15 132.843 15.24
Vindhyachal STPS

India

South Asia 8.808e+15 44.5123 10.77