Question raised in Lok Sabha on Report on Air Quality, 19/07/2016
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Report on Air Quality, 19/07/2016 . A report on Ambient Air Quality Status in 15 Major Cities of India has been submitted by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in Original Application No. 21 of 2014 in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others to National Green Tribunal. The analysis of the monitored parameters of SO2, NO2 and PM10, in the 15 cities covering 8 states during 2011 to 2015 indicates that SO2 levels were very low in all the 15 cities ranged between 3 μg/m³ to 32 μg/m³ against the National Annual Average Standard of 50 μg/m³. The NO2 levels were within the prescribed National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in the cities except Pune and Kolkata during most of the years and fluctuating trends of NO2 in the range of 13μg/m³ to 70μg/m³ was observed in the five years. The Particulate Matter (PM10) levels were observed fluctuating trend in all the fifteen (15) cities. The ambient air quality status with respect to annual averages for SO2, NO2 and PM10 for five years (2011-2015) is given at Annexure.