Kolkata Air Quality to be on Check

Kolkata’s Air Quality has been one of the concerning points as the pollution has been increasing at an alarming rate almost matching up to the capital of our country, New Delhi. The first step to lowering the AQI level includes the knowledge of pollution around certain localities. To keep the Air Quality in check Kolkata is ready to set up 5 automatic air quality monitoring stations across the city. Continuous ambiance air quality monitoring stations will be set in 5 locations across the city; The Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in Salt Lake, Birla Institute Technological Museum (BITM), Rabindra Sarobar, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science (IACS) in Jadavpur and Fort William to receive one such monitoring stations, while 2 of the stations are likely to start working from Wednesday onwards. Besides the continuous ambiance air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) there are reportedly 16 manual air-quality monitoring stations currently running twice a week. However, the CAAQMS are to be installed in several parts of the city but none of the locations cover the previously mentioned areas where the air quality has been declining at a steady rate like Behala, Chowrasta, Shyambazar, etc. On the past several occasions, Kolkata’s pollution in the air was high, similar to that of Delhi’s, and sometimes even higher than the capital, raising concern all over the nation.

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