Dhaka: Second Dirtiest City in World

Yeap… You read it right! Dhaka is the second dirtiest city in the whole world. And this ranking has been published by the Forbes. About Dhaka it says, “Lead-poisoned air lands Dhaka, Bangladesh, the No. 2 spot on the list. Traffic congestion in the capital continues to worsen with vehicles emitting fatal amounts of air pollutants daily, including lead. The World Bank-funded Air Quality Management Project aims to help.

So what’s the big deal? We don’t care of ourselves… isn’t it! All we used to know that Kolkata (city in India) is much more dirty than Dhaka. I personally never visited Kolkata, but from various pictures of Kolkata I can say that Kolkata is much dirtier than Dhaka. But this ranking tells us something different. The present scenario of Burigonga river is very much shocking. Pollution turns water of that river in to black. Carbon Monoxide and Lead emitted by the vehicles are main culprits to cause air pollution in Dhaka.

Is anybody there to take proper steps for surviving Dhaka from a polluted environment? It’s the high time for all of us.

Heads on spears

To read the original report published in Forbes, click here. To see the pictures of the ranked cities click here.

8 thoughts on “Dhaka: Second Dirtiest City in World”

  1. I am really shocked knowing that 🙁
    I love Dhaka so much and I don't want to see it spoiled and become number one dirtiest city very soon!! It seems thats the way its heading!! Some steps should be taken for it. Some actions must be taken before things are impossibly out of control 🙁
    Thanks for the post Adnan.

  2. Who told you Kolkata is a dirty place? In fact, Kolkata is more clean than any city in that region. Of course, there are pockets of dirt which get highlighted. Come to Kolkata and enjoy your stay here – a place urbane at heart and not a skyscraper village.

  3. @ Kishore Sharma:

    May be I am wrong, I've already mentioned that I got that idea from various pictures only. I never stayed at Kolkata. Good to hear that what I've thought about the city from its pictures it is not like that kind.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    1. Ahha Kolkata, still dirty if you compare with such cities of the region. Even if you compare to city like Delhi or Bombay of India. I dont know why is this?

    The years 2006 and 2007 the Blacksmith Institute have accomplished a research about the cities more contaminated to the world and arrived to the conclusion that the Oroya city was between the 10 cities more polluted of the world and, the environment Graffiti 2008 said that is between five more pollute too to the world and the 2008 Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland say that Oroya is between the most polluted of the world. This qualifications are benevolents; according to my researchs to many years who I am publishing, the Oroya city is the more polluted to Peru, Latin America and of the world and every day is being more polluted: lead in blood in children in the Ancient Oroya in average 53.7 ug/dl ( DIGESA 1999); pregnancies women 39.49 ig/dl ( UNES 2000), new borns children 19.06 ug/dl, puerperal 319 ug/100 grams/placenta ( Castro 2003) and workers 50 ug/dl ( Doe Run 2003).Top lead in blood accepted 10 ug/dl; present day is 0 ug/dl ( Pediatric of Academy to USA)
    When the Oroya city was in hands to the CentroMin eliminated only by the upper chimney to 167.500 meters, in average by day in tons: sulfur dioxide 1000, lead 2500, arsenic 2500, cadmium 40, particulate matter 50 and so on, more 24,000 to toxis gas product to the incomplete combustion of the coal, without count it is eliminated by industrial incinerator y by the 97 smalls chimneys, it is estimated 15,000; overall 45,000 tons for day (PAMA . El Complejo Metalúrgico de la Oroya, 1996); other research say that by this chimney only eliminate overall 119¨917,440 tons too every day to a velocity to 8.7 meters by second ( Chuquimantari C. Yauli-La Oroya Minería y Ciudades Empresas Pág. 57, 1992)
    Doe Run envoy every three months the concentrations of the heavy metals to the Ministry to the Energy and Mines and with the sames datums Ceverstav have demostrated the pollution was increased; for example the sulfur dioxide it have increased in near to 300 %, by increment to the production (Cederstav. La Oroya no Espera 2002
    The American Association to the Environment say that the environmental quality to the Oroya it is serious deteriorated since that Doe Run was owner and the same enterprise
    declared that the concentrations of the heavy metals gas is ncreased in the air: lead 1160 %, cadmium 1990 % and arsenic 6006 % (Portugal, et al. Los Humos de Doe Run 2003)
    Godofredo Arauzo

  5. Yap! We really like talking too much rather practicing ourselves to keep the city clean. We so called literate people do not hesitate to litter on the street, even urination. When we remain in abroad, we care for the cleanliness of that country but back to home country think the whole country a dust bin. Lets start first change our mentality, then whole city will become clean automatically

  6. It is true, Dhaka is in need. People of Dhaka please help ur land and keep it clean and safe, "it is ur city" plz come forward.

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