Indian commuters drive along a busy road as pedestrians try to cross a zebra crossing in the city of Kanpur of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh May 2, 2018. (AFP)
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Only a handful of India's 100 most polluted cities have drawn up plans to combat air pollution despite being asked to do so three years ago, senior government officials said Wednesday after a damning report by the World Health Organisation.India is home to the world's 14 most polluted cities, the WHO said, based on the amount of particulate matter under 2.5 micrograms found in every cubic metre of air.Environment ministry officials said the WHO's findings were embarrassing but not surprising.Kanpur, a north Indian city of three million people, is the world's most polluted city, yet it only has one system to monitor air quality, whereas at least five are needed, said another environment ministry official.Delhi was the world's sixth most polluted city, according to the WHO.
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