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Jammu and Kashmir’s name added in the list of names of Indian cities having air monitor

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India: Now name of Jammu and Kashmire has also added in the list of cities which have aoir moitor in India. Jammu And Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) headquarters in Srinagar’s Rajbagh has installed with first-ever Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS).

According to a press release issued by the Department of Information and Public Relation, the station was inaugurated by Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee, Suresh Chugh.

Terming it as a major achievement of Jammu and Kashmir PCC, Chairman thanked all the officers and the entire team for putting in their best efforts in the successful installation and commissioning of the station which saw many hiccups and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CAAQMS, which was put on trial run for two months before its inauguration, is highly sophisticated equipment that gives real-time air quality data of a particular area especially the key parameters like PM10, PM 2.5, NOX, SOX, Ozone which determine the air quality of that area.

The installation of CAAQMS has been mandated in all the non-attainment cities across the country, including Jammu and Srinagar.

The chairman informed the gathering that the air quality monitoring network will be established and later extended to all district headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir in due course of time.

Further, two similar stations are going to be established in Jammu province. During the presentation, it was informed that the air quality data generated by CAAQMS has been linked with the CPCB portal and the Air Quality Index (AQI) has been made public enabling any person sitting in any corner of the world to access the Air Quality of Srinagar city. 

Harjap Singh

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