India Government To Set Up More Air Quality Monitoring Stations

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To control the air pollutions in India, government has planned to set up more air quality monitoring stations in the country.

Parakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change said, “Government has notified the environmental norms for polluting industries for curbing air pollution under the Environment Act of 1986. All the industries are supposed to comply with the norms.”

Also the government has notified emission standards for on-road vehicles and the mass emission for new vehicles under Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.

The minister also informed that according to WHO, the level 10 of PM shows that 10 Indian cities were among the 29 cities considered the most polluted cities in the world. The level PM-2.5 puts 13 Indian cities among the 20 most polluted cities globally.

For now, the air quality data for cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Faridabad and Agra are connected to the Air Quality Index. The AQI was launched by PM Modi earlier this year to disseminate air quality information.

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