With the festival of Diwali just around the corner, an Air Quality Warning System was launched by the Central government earlier this week. The system would be forecasting the condition of air three days in advance across numerous localities of Gurugram, Delhi, Ghaziabad as well as Rohtak.
The new system will help people residing in these localities to stay prepared for poor air days and enable the authorities to take preventive measures as well as release warnings. The service is based upon observing real-time air condition and will also provide information of particulate matter, dust, and other aerosols via satellite information as well as some other sources.
Central Pollution Control Board Chairman (CPCB), SP Singh Parihar said that detail provided about the quality of air would be retrieved through media corner which is mentioned in the official site of CPCB. Parihar further added that the new Air Quality Warning System would also be able to issue warnings to those occurrences which would cause air pollution at a great extent in the national capital.
Currently, the forecast of air quality of the following day is issued by Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) as well as Ministry of Earth Sciences’ System of Air Quality. But this new system is a lot more extensive and comes with an affiliate website where the CPCB and the officials of the Environmental Pollution Authority will release warning messages, bulletins, and alerts as in emergency cases, as directed by Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
As additional measures to curb air pollution, 41 teams have also been appointed by the CPCB to keep a track and monitor whether the measures to deal with air pollution are implanted properly or not. Moreover, numerous measures are already implemented in Delhi NCR such as a ban on burning of garbage, mechanized road sweeping methods, pollution combat measures as well as police official deployment at to make sure smooth traffic in some areas.