Saturday, February 21, 2015

Where is the Real Time Monitoring Data in India?

A committee of scientists and air quality experts who have developed an air quality index (AQI) for Central Pollution Control Board are in a dilemma about what advisory the government should issue when there is "hazardous or severe" air quality in a city. Other objections that air quality experts have are that CPCB does not have reliable, real-time air quality data. There is real time monitoring only in 16 cities. Also, former Central Pollution Control Board officials said the data is not calibrated or certified which is why it is "unreliable." "How can the automatic monitoring stations and manual stations have such a huge difference in readings? Where is the real-time data uploaded?"

Read more @ Times of India


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