Describe the threat to the beauty of the Taj Mahal.



Taj Mahal is famous for its while marble but this white marble is turning yellowish because of 


  • Harmful Gases from Various Industries
    Various Industries which are in and around the Taj Mahal emits gases such as Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen dioxide
    These gases cause Acid Rain
    This acid in the acid rain reacts with the white marble of the Taj Mahal and is corroding it(damaging it)

  • Soot particles
    Soot particles(Carbon Particles) are suspended in the air from Mathura Oil Refinery near the Taj Mahal.
    They are also responsible for the yellowing of the Marble



  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 18 Class 8 - Pollution of Air and Water

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo