Hassan certainly has the potential to be in the race for the best city in Karnataka.

According to Blueair India, Hassan is among three Indian urban communities with least air contamination, as per the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) report on surrounding air quality. The study is spread over more than 1,600 urban communities in 91 nations.

Of the 123 Indian urban communities that were secured by the study, Hassan positioned third regarding minimum convergance of dust particles in air. The other two urban areas are Kollam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala.

The WHO directed the study and arranged a database of surrounding air quality, considering the centralization of particulate matter in air. Particulate matter with a measurement of 10 micron (PM10) and 2.5 micron (PM2.5) were considered for the study. The gathered day by day estimations or information were amassed into yearly mean for the database.

According to the database, in Hassan, the yearly mean of PM10 was recorded at 44 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter of air) and PM2.5 at 19 μg/m3.

The climate is certainly beautiful (better than Bengaluru or Mysuru), the air is cleaner and with a population density of only 261 inhabitants per sq km, the small town life is near perfect. Add to it the good people, good food and scenic beauty all around, and you have a winner!

Picture credits: Sharath

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