The Indian chemical industry is among the most polluted in the world, according to an analysis of data from a new report from the U.S.-based nonprofit Oxfam.
Oxfam’s analysis, released Wednesday, found that there are over 500 chemical industries in India, mostly industrial chemical plants.
It is unclear whether all of these companies are involved in toxic pollution.
Oxam analyzed data from the Global Business Register database to track the toxic pollution from chemical industries worldwide.
Oxambie.com/s-c-f-t-i-n-g-o-d-n, the global chemical industry database, ranked the chemical industry’s chemical industry according to their number of chemicals used in production, including those produced in India and those produced elsewhere.
The report ranked India at number two with 1,073 chemicals, followed by Bangladesh at 903 and Nigeria at 862.
In India, more than 50 percent of the chemicals used for manufacturing are sourced from abroad, according the report.
While the chemical industries are not included in Oxfam Global Business Registry, the organization says that Oxfam has compiled an annual report showing chemical industries across the world.
The global chemical companies include ChemChina, EFG, ChemChina India, Dow Chemical and Dow Chemical India.
Oxnam has also published a report highlighting the impact of pollution in chemical industries around the world since 2010.
It found that the chemical factories of Bangladesh are among the top 10 worst polluters in the country, followed closely by the chemical plants of China and India.
The Oxfam report also found that India ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to the amount of chemical factories that have been closed in the past five years.
For the period between 2010 and 2020, India lost 3,600 jobs and increased pollution levels in India by over 10 times the global average.
The Indian Chemical Industry has been criticized for having low wages and low safety standards.
The industry employs around 12,000 people in India.
In an earlier Oxfam investigation, Oxfam found that more than half of India’s chemical factories were in the middle of the country and only one in ten had a safety standard.
It also noted that the industry has been accused of corruption, mismanagement and lax safety standards despite the government investing heavily in the industry.