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'Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station' opened

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 11 2021: Chairman of the Manipur Pollution Control Board, L Radhakishore has formally opened an 'Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station' today at the office of Department of Environment and Climate Change located at Porompat.

It is the second of such kind of air quality monitoring station after a similar station was installed at the office of the Deputy Office in line with the installation of the District Environment plant.


'Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station' opened

The Manipur Pollution Control Board is set to develop air quality monitoring stations that will be installed in all districts of the State in association with the Central Pollution Control Board under National Air Monitoring Programme.

The air quality is set to be determined via four parameters and if pollutants present in the air are detected to be above the permissible limit, data will be sent to the National level board for necessary response and actions.

Additional Chief Secretary, MH Khan; Director of Environment and Climate Change and other officials; Manipur Pollution Control Board's CPE, Th Premkumar and others were present during the launch programme. Speaking at the occasion, L Radhakishore stressed on the importance of maintaining ecological balance and purity in the quality of air and water.

The more the quality of air and water is pure, the better it is for all, he said.

It will be disastrous and hard to bring to normal quality once the quality deteriorates to the furthest level, he said while adding that the monitoring station will help in checking the quality in time and help in taking up requisite action to avert a disaster.