Inauguration of ‘Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) in the Govt. Model Sr.Sec.School, Sector-22, Chandigarh
August 10th, 2021
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Chandigarh.10th August,2021: Chandigarh Administration is making continuous efforts in monitoring the air quality of the city. As a step forward, ‘Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS)’ installed at Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-22, Chandigarh has been inaugurated by Sh.Dharam Pal, IAS, Adviser, UT Chandigarh in the presence of Sh.Arun Kumar Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary Environment-cum-Chairman, CPCC, UT Chandigarh and Sh.Debendra Dalai, IFS, Special Secretary Environment & Member Secretary, CPCC, Chandigarh. The CAAQMS has been installed by Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) to monitor various parameters of ambient air quality on real time basis.
The Chief Guest appreciated the efforts made by CPCC in stationing the CAAQMS for the people of the city. Through this system, large Number of parameters can be monitored simultaneously i.e. PM10, PM2.5, CO, SO2, NOX, NH3, O3, Benzene, Xylene, Toluene. This instrument also monitors meteorological parameters like temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, wind direction and solar radiation. Further, this system automatically calculates AQI (Air Quality Index) on the basis of various parameters which will be reflected in display board which is very easy for common man to understand the quality of air.