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Category: Air Quality Monitoring
Last updated: Mar 20 2017 01:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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One in 20 vehicles in Bengaluru found polluting 19.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Many violators did not have emission certificate: Officials
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5 things that can reduce PM10 in Bengaluru 17.3.2017 Citizen Matters

It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.

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Air pollution reduces lifespan and even those burning crops realise this. It will all end soon: Bhure Lal 29.1.2017 India – The Indian Express
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New study to identify source of air pollution 19.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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K’taka failed to comply with WHO standards on air quality: Greenpeace 12.1.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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2016: At A Glance 30.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The year 2016 witnessed hectic activity at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – on the international and national fronts. While at the international level
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Bengaluru's stifling problem: Greying air 26.12.2016 TOI: Home
The eight-year trend analysis for Bengaluru between 2006 and 2013 showed that the overall percentage increase in airborne particulate matter was 216 % in KHB, 161.2 % in AMCO, 119.3 % in Victoria Hospital, 80.3 % at YPR, 76.5 % at Graphite India, and 17.5 % in Peenya.
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CAA to apply CAST for comprehensive analysis of air quality in NE States including Manipur 20.12.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
CAA to apply CAST for comprehensive analysis of air quality in NE States including Manipur
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Vehicular Emission Monitoring Mobile Van launched in city 14.12.2016 Star of Mysore
Vehicular Emission Monitoring Mobile Van launched in city
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B'luru to get more automated air quality testing stations 12.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will instal five automated ambient air quality monitoring stations in Bengaluru soon. The new stations, besides the two existing ones, will help make a better assessment of the increasing levels of air pollution in different parts of the city, officials said. The board has 15 manual and two automated stations functioning across the city. It has now floated tenders to open more automated centres which are likely to start functioning in the next three months, KSPCB chairman Lakshman told DH. The two existing automated centres are located at Bengaluru City (Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna) railway station and the KSPCB'sregional office in Basaveshwaranagar. The equipment are being imported from Australia and the US for about Rs 23 crore. "These automated centres will check the suspended particulate matter (PM) 10, PM 2.5, sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia, carbon monoxide, ozone and benzene. As part of the programme, an automated display ...
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Mobile units to check polluting vehicles 17.11.2016 Hindu: Home
Plumes of smoke being emitted through the exhaust, and yet the motorist produces a “valid” emission certificate.Faced with situations such as this, besides lack of monitoring of air pollution from veh...
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Air pollution checking vehicles launched 16.11.2016 deccanherald.com
To monitor vehicular pollution, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday launched 12 vehicles fitted with sophisticated emission monitoring equipment.

KSPCB chairman Lakshman said the vehicles are fitted with equipment to monitor three pollutants from vehicles - smoke density from diesel vehicles, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons in petrol vehicles.

To intensify pollution monitoring, eight vehicles have been designated for Bengaluru and one each for Mysuru, Mangaluru, Dharwad and Kalaburagi, he added.

Vehicular pollution monitoring checks will be conducted by the KSPCB, Transport department and Traffic police, he stated.

Forest, Environment and Ecology Minister B Ramanath Rai, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Mayor G Padmavathi, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest, Environment and Ecology T M Vijay Bhaskar and KSPCB officials were present.

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That last gasp for clean air 12.11.2016 deccanherald.com
Delhi's unprecedented spike in pollution levels has sent a capital warning to Bengaluru. Struggling to cope with emissions from an astounding 64 lakh vehicles, the city is struggling for solutions to curb this explosive growth. The thick smog that enveloped Delhi for weeks and triggered an unprecedented spike in pollution levels should be a clear, capital warning to Bengaluru. The city's vehicular population has exceeded 64 lakh with emission levels way beyond permissible limits. Rising road dust, industrial emissions and fast depleting tree cover have the alarm bells ringing loud. Is there an escape route from this slippery path to absolute chaos? Tracking the city's pollution for decades, a Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) scientist was clear:There is no way out without curbing the explosive growth in vehicles. "The numbers have doubled in the last five years, driving up the respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) levels." Road dust issues Data from KSPCB air monitoring stations ...
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This Deepavali saw marginal rise in pollution levels in Bengaluru 4.11.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
This Deepavali saw marginal rise in pollution levels in Bengaluru
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Delhi's 'severe' air quality to continue, health problems aggravated (Roundup) 3.11.2016 New Kerala: Business India
Delhi's 'severe' air quality to continue, health problems aggravated (Roundup)
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Delhi's 'severe' air quality to continue, health problems aggravated (Roundup) 3.11.2016 All News-IANS Stories
A shroud of smog engulfing Delhi and the NCR for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday left many residents complaining of respiratory problems and watery eyes, while air monitoring agencies ruled out any immediate respite, predicting continuation ...
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Delhi's 'severe' air quality continues, aggravates health problems 3.11.2016 All News-IANS Stories
For the fourth consecutive day, residents of Delhi and the NCR on Thursday woke up to a foggy morning with complaints of respiratory problems and watery eyes.
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One in every ten child dies of air pollution 1.11.2016 TOI: India
Outdoor and indoor pollution, the agency noted, are directly linked to respiratory diseases that account for almost one in 10 under-five deaths, making air pollution one of the leading dangers to children's health. On Diwali, southern cities like Chennai and Bengaluru recorded satisfactory air quality. A drizzle in Kolkata helped clear the air. But all northern cities suffered “severe” pollution as predicted by various pollution monitoring agencies.
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Pollution levels in Bengaluru up from last Deepavali 1.11.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Pollution levels in Bengaluru up from last Deepavali
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Pollution levels up from last Deepavali 1.11.2016 Hindu: Cities
In some areas, it exceeded the permissible level
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