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Kashmir gets hi-tech air quality machine, Jammu still in queue

Last Updated on July 19, 2021 at 11:45 am

In Kashmir a real- time air quality monitoring station was recently inaugurated at the headquarters of the Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee at Rajbagh Srinagar. Since hi-tech air quality machine has been installed in Kashmir, Jammu has to wait more for it.

However, two such stations were going to be established in Jammu region as well.

According to official documents, “J&K got its first real-time air-quality monitoring station with inauguration of first ever Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) at JKPCC headquarters Rajbagh, Srinagar by Chairman J&K Pollution Control Committee, Suresh Chugh.”

Officials said that the machine was introduced in Kashmir for improving to the quality of air through sophisticated testing of the Suspended Particulate Matter or SPM. Trial run of two months of the CAAQMS was done before the formal inauguration.

Calling it as a big achievement of J&K PCC, Chairman thanked all the officers and the entire team for doing their best in successful installation of the station as there were many delays and hindrances due to Covid19 pandemic.

Air quality data generated by CAAQMS has been linked with a portal and Air Quality Index has been made public that means it enables any person sitting anywhere in any corner of the world to access the Air Quality of Srinagar city.