The city is set to implement an Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS) that will monitor live air pollution data and provide predictions based on it.
The system will issue notifications for significant air pollution incidents that might occur in the Jaipur area. These alerts will enable authorities to implement measures to mitigate air pollution, while individuals with respiratory conditions can take steps to avoid exposure to polluted air.
To initiate its implementation in Jaipur, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) intends to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) located in Pune. In accordance with the system’s notifications, actions will be carried out in accordance with the graded response action plan (GRAP) established by the Central authorities.
Doctors specializing in respiratory illnesses expressed their satisfaction with the announcement. Dr. Virendra Singh, a senior pulmonologist, noted that when patients are forewarned about increasing air pollution levels, they can proactively implement preventive measures.
Additionally, there will be a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NTPC and RSPCB to establish 15 new Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) for monitoring air quality within the state.