User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality Monitoring
Last updated: Mar 13 2018 02:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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City pollution levels drop by 15.6% on Less Traffic Day: KSPCB 12.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The second instalment of The Less Traffic Day observed on March 11 did make a difference, according to the data collected by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Boards (KSPCB). The report shows that the citys air was 15.6% lesser polluted on the day. The event was organised on Sunday by KSPCB, police and transport departments. The KSPCB monitored the ambient air quality at seven continuous monitoring stations and it was observed that there was an overall reduction in air pollution, said an official release. There was a decrease in particulate matter (PM10) levels at various locations in the cityâ€" Jayanagar by 15%, Mysuru Road by 6%, at Nimhans by 7%, Central Silk Board and Hosur Road by 6%, SG Halli by 19% and City railway station by 16%. The KSPCB compared the data of March 11 to that of January 21, 28 and February 4. It also measured and compared the levels of carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the atmosphere. The standard PM10 value set by central ...
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South India gasps as 13 cities report toxic air, at least 26 more record particulate levels higher than safe standards 7.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
As the Centre plans to clean the air in 13 south Indian cities, 26 more cities spread across four south Indian states reported annual particulate pollution levels higher than the national safe standards.
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13 South Indian cities have toxic air; at least 26 more are unsafe: Study 6.3.2018 Latest News
The Centre's list includes three cities from Telangana, five from Andhra Pradesh, one from Tamil Nadu and four from Karnataka
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Air quality plan in Bengaluru needs reliable data 5.3.2018 Citizen Matters
Low cost alternative sensors can increase the pool of data monitoring. There is room for NGOs, academics and other groups to support air pollution monitoring in various forms. ...
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How KSPCB can get pollution monitoring right 26.2.2018 Citizen Matters
The collection of air quality data has to be extensive, and in conditions that can genuinely assess the risks to the public. KSPCB has a chance to improve its functioning for better quality. ...
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Bengaluru air pollution study raises concerns of personal exposure risk 24.2.2018 Deccan Herald - City
A new independent study that focused on Bengaluru's air quality, by recording data on seven arterial roads over a week, has revealed that Bengaluru's air quality, during peak hours of traffic, is comparable to some of the most polluted cities in the world. The study by Climate Trends monitored the breathable air quality level or Personalised Exposure (PE) to particulate pollutants PM2.5 and PM10 levels during peak traffic time (morning and evening) for seven days, from Feb. 5 to Feb. 15, for commuters travelling on seven arterial roads, including Jayanagar/Banashankari, Silk Board, Electronics City, Whitefield, Uttarahalli, M.G. Road and Mehkri Circle. The study was conducted using an autorickshaw that was fitted with a GPS tracker and a calibrated low-cost monitor that measured Particulate Matter (PM), also known as particle pollution. PM is a collective name for fine solid or liquid particles such as dust, smoke, soot, pollen and soil particles, which if inhaled can affect the heart and lungs and cause ...
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Air quality data only instant, not average, says Climate Trends 23.2.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Equipment used is calibrated and the data has 90% match to the data from approved equipment, says the company that released the report. »
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Pollution board says data from Bengaluru air quality monitoring study is incorrect 23.2.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Instruments used to measure instant values of air pollution are not certified, so the data is unreliable, says KSPCB. »
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Bengaluru kids more exposed to toxic air: Report 21.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
If you are travelling in an open vehicle during peak traffic hours daily in Bengaluru, you are likely to be exposed to severe toxic air. And school-goers are among the worst affected, a report warned on Wednesday.
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Here’s where you can get air quality data for Bengaluru 21.2.2018 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru's air quality has been worsening over the years. But there are also a number of eager beavers trying to track air pollutants and find solutions. ...
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Bengaluru breathes polluted air during peak traffic hours: Study 21.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
Levels monitored during peak hours on arterial roads as part of an independent study; city needs implementable action plan, says researcher
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The air in these Bengaluru roads is often as bad as in Delhi or Beijing! 19.2.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Weeklong monitoring along seven major Bengaluru roads, including Hosur Road, Outer Ring Road and MG Road during peak traffic hours showed alarmingly poor air quality levels everyday! Cardiologists advise walkers, cyclists to stay away from busy stretches. »
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Karnataka budget: Rs 96 crore for 42 air pollution monitoring stations 16.2.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Taking into account the increasing air pollution in the cities, the state government has made a special budget allocation  Rs 96 crore for setting up 42 continuous air pollution monitoring stations across the state.   A senior Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) official said that the Board has already started work on creating 29 in Karnataka of which five continuous monitoring stations have already been installed in Bengaluru. "But this the Board is doing with KSPCB funding alone. We are yet to get details of the District Mineral Funds from the state government," the official sa
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MoEF to launch anti-pollution campaign in four cities in state 14.2.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru, Davangere, Kalaburagi and Hubballi-Dharwad are the four Karnataka cities where the Union Environment Ministry will launch an anti-pollution campaign with an aim of reducing air pollution by 35% in the next three years. They will be among 100 Indian cities where such programme will be initiated. "Each of the cities will reduce the pollution levels by 35% in the next three years and by 50% in the next five years under the National Clean Air Programme," Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment and Forest, said in a media interaction. Delhi worst hit With Delhi being one of the worlds most polluted cities, bulk of the central governments mitigation efforts are directed towards the national capital region. The Central Pollution Control Board maintains a network of pollution measurement stations for 55 cities, but the quality of data is inadequate as a majority of the cities has only one measurement unit. Barring Delhi, no other city has more than 10 measurement units. The shortfalls to be ...
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New projects launched for real-time monitoring of air and water quality 16.1.2018 BusinessLine - News
Four new research and development projects for real time monitoring of air and water quality were today launched jointly by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Corporate Research Council o...
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'You'll see an epidemic of non-smoking lung diseases' 15.12.2017 Rediff: Interviews
'Just like we have accepted that more Indians have hypertension and diabetes, lower lung capacity of Indians should not be construed as normal.'
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On smoggy day in Delhi, London Mayor launches anti-pollution network 5.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, on a visit to Delhi on a "severe" smoggy day, on Tuesday launched a global network to find solutions to improve worsening air quality in cities worldwide.
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Low hangs the polluted air 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Enveloped by a thick layer of smog for days, Delhi has had its air pollution levels skyrocket, scream out a warning loud and clear. But is it loud enough to alert Bengaluru, trapped in massive, unprecedented vehicular pollution? Just round the corner, the winter will only make it worse, warn the citys pollution watchers in all graveness. Fumes billowing out of an estimated 67 lakh vehicles contribute a staggering 42% of the pollutants in the Bengaluru air. The low temperature, low pressure, high mist wintry air will keep these pollutants trapped at a level much lower than in summer. Be prepared, this inversion effect will prevail till January end or even beyond. Winter risks Heres a scientific explanation from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB): The mixing height (layer between the earths surface and the point where the free atmosphere starts) is generally about 1 km. During winter, this is halved, increasing the concentration of pollutants. Beyond the toxic vehicular emissions, road ...
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Faurecia announces tie up with IISc 15.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Faurecia, one of the worlds largest automotive equipment suppliers, on Wednesday announced the signing of a research partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This collaboration wille nrich Faurecias ecosystem of high-level scientific and academic collaborations in its two strategic areas Smart Life on Board and Sustainable Mobility. Faurecia and the Indian Institute of Science will conduct collaborative research to develop new technologies and solutionsin three areas: online air quality monitoring, data analysis and algorithms for driver behavior and artificial intelligence for industrial design. Faurecia CEO Patrick Koller said open innovation is key to the rapid development of new technologies for new mobility requirements. "We are proud to add IISc to our academic partnerships and be able to share and confront our ideas with its experts," he said. IISC Director Professor Anurag Kumar said Faurecia and IISc will work together on automotive solutionsbased on Artifical Intelligence in ...
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The lowdown on India’s air pollution crisis 28.10.2017 Hindu: National
What is it?Many major Indian cities, including Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata, grapple with air pollution. However, India’s air pollution crisis is largely due to the noxious, winter air quality in Delhi an...
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