Air quality measurement

Environment, Forest and Climate Change

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE RAJYA SABHA UN-STARRED QUESTION N0. 2446 TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.03.2020 Air quality measurement 2446. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state: (a) the latest figures for the number of air quality monitoring stations installed throughout the country; and (b) whether there has been an increase in the measurement of Ozone in any region of the country in the year 2019, and if so, the details thereof? ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO) (a) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) monitors ambient air quality through manual stations at 793 locations covering 344 cities across the country. Further, 208 Online Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) have also been installed in 115 cities in the country. (b) Ozone is measured at 193 locations in the country and in most of the cities, the ozone levels are complying with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.