This report presents the results of an air quality performance evaluation project. The goal of this project is to deploy 50 real-time air quality monitors (known as "Atmos") spread over 10 Indian cities, evaluate the performance of and provide contextual analytics of this data in periodic reports.
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Increase in Level of Particulate Matter, 21/06/2019. Ambient air quality data of Delhi monitored under Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS (real time)) during 2016-2018 is enclosed at Annexure-II. The ambient air quality data for metropolitan cities / million plus urban agglomerations during 2016- 2018 is given in Annexure-I. Analysis of data revealed that SO2 levels were within the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in all 50 cities during 2016-18.
What is the single largest source of air pollution exposure in India? You would be perhaps surprised to find that the answer, with a near consensus in the published scientific literature, is neither transportation nor stubble burning.