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National Ambient Air Standards

CPCB: Current Air Pollution Levels

The ambient air of the State is being monitored regularly at 24 monitoring stations including one at Dera Baba Nanak (Male Declaration to study the likely trans-boundary effects) under National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) set up in 11 cities.


These stations have been set up for monitoring Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), Sulphur dioxide (SO2) and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) for 24 hours thrice a week. The 11 cities include highly polluting cities like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mandi Gobindgarh, which have large number of air polluting units.

Four stations have been set up in Rural Areas of Village Rasulpur (Distt. Amritsar), Village Gangsar (Distt. Sangrur), Village Himmatpura (Distt. Faridkot) and Village Mukandpur (Distt. S.B.S. Nagar) to monitor the impact of burning of agricultural residue on the ambient air quality there.

During the year 2017-2018, the Board monitored the Ambient Air Quality by collecting 41480 ambient air samples. Further, continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations are going to be set up on 50:50 sharing basis with Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi.


National Air Quality Monitoring Program (NAMP) stations in Punjab

City

Station

Type

 

Mandi Gobindgarh

1.  M/s Raj Steels

2.  M/s Modern Automotives

3.  M/s United Steel

Industrial

Industrial

Residential /Commercial

 

Khanna

1.  AS Higher Secondary School

2.  Markfed

Residential

Industrial

 

Ludhiana

1.  Milk Plant, Ferozepur Road

2.  M/s Nahar Spinning Mills

3.  Vishwakarma Chowk

4.  Zonal  office

Residential

Industrial

Commercial

Commercial

 

Jalandhar

1.  Regional Office, PPCB

2.  Focal Point

3.Zonal Office, near M.C.   Tubewell

4. M/s G.K./Maltex Malsters

Residential

Industrial

Commercial

Industrial

 

Naya Nangal

1.         M/s Punjab Alkalies

2.        M/s National Fertilizers Limited

Industrial

Industrial

 

Dera Baba Nanak

1.          C-PYTE Building

Trans- boundary effects

 

Patiala

1.          M/s Ceylone Ind.

2.          Fire Brigade Office

Industrial

Commercial

 

Dera Bassi

1.          M/s Winsome Yarn

2.          Ms. PCPL

Industrial

Industrial

 

Bathinda

 

1.           M/s Milk Plant

 

Industrial

 

Amritsar

1.          M/s Vinod Milk Chilling Centre

2.          R.O, Focal Point

Commercial

Industrial

 

Source: Punjab Pollution Control Board
Rural Area Monitoring Stations

City

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station At

 

Type

Amritsar

 

Village Rasulpur

Residential

Sangrur

 

Village Gangsar

Residential

Faridkot

 

Village Himmatpura

Residential

S.B.S.Nagar

 

Village Mukandpur

Residential

Source: Punjab Pollution Control Board


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