National Pollution Control Day, 2nd December


  • This day is observed in the memory of those who have lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy on 2nd December, 1984.
  • The main objective to celebrate this day on 2nd December every year is to spread awareness about the problems caused by the polluted land, air and water.

Theme of National Pollution Control Day 2021: 

  • To create awareness about the importance of pollution control
  • To educate people on how to prevent pollution

Bhopal Gas Tragedy, 1984

The Bhopal Disaster also known as Bhopal Gas Tragedy was an incident in which a poisonous chemical MIC (Methyl Isocyanate) and some other chemicals were released from a pesticide plant UCIL (Union Carbide India Limited) on 2nd December 1984. More than 500,000 people were exposed to MIC poisonous gas, from which 2259 died immediately and 25,000 died later.

Top 10 Countries with the Worst Air Pollution

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Pakistan
  3. India
  4. Mongolia
  5. Afghanistan
  6. Oman
  7. Qatar
  8. Kyrgyzstan
  9. Indonesia
  10. Bosnia and Herzegovina

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