A senior official of the Jammu and Kashmir Air pollution Management Board stated that the automated system put in at its Raj Bagh workplace has been useful in offering “correct knowledge of the air high quality” in Kashmir.
“Ever because the on-line automated air high quality monitoring system was put in, the accuracy of air high quality monitoring has seen an unlimited enchancment,” the official stated.
With the ambient air air pollution largely comprising of vehicular fumes on rise, “it was fairly vital to have an computerized system in place,” the official stated.
He stated the air high quality knowledge of Srinagar despatched to the Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB) confirmed that “air pollution ranges had turn out to be reasonable” through the Covid lockdown. “The discount in public transport as a consequence of pandemic saved a verify on air air pollution ranges,” he stated.
It might be talked about that 11 guide air high quality monitoring stations are presently practical in every J&Ok district whereas there’s a proposal for set up of two extra computerized air high quality monitoring methods for Kashmir and one for Jammu as effectively.
“Earlier with guide system we have been capable of monitor solely 2 parameters of air high quality which is PM 10 and PM 2.5 however with the delicate computerized air high quality monitoring we’re capable of monitor six to eight completely different parameters,” the official stated.
It might be talked about that the Steady Ambient Air High quality Monitoring System CAAQMS, which was placed on trial run for 2 months earlier than its inauguration, is extremely subtle gear that offers real-time (/matter/real-time) air high quality knowledge of a selected space particularly the important thing parameters like PM10, PM 2.5, NOX, SOX, Ozone which decide the air high quality of that space.
The set up of CAAQMS (/matter/caaqms) has been mandated in all of the non-attainment cities throughout the nation, together with Jammu and Srinagar (/matter/Srinagar).
As per officers the air high quality monitoring community might be established and later prolonged to all district headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir in the end of time.
The air high quality knowledge generated by CAAQMS (/matter/caaqms) has been linked with the CPCB portal and the Air High quality Index (AQI) has been made public enabling any individual sitting in any nook of the world to entry the Air High quality of Srinagar metropolis.