AIR QUALITY MONITORING NETWORK

1.  NATIONAL AIR MONITORING PROGRAMME (NAMP)

The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board is operating 8 (eight) nos. of ambient air quality monitoring station under NAMP viz. (State Board’s Premises, Public Health Engineering (PHE) Office, Barik, Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Byrnihat, Dawki, Jaintia Hills District, Araimile, Tura, West Garo Hills District, O/o BDO, C & R.D. Block-Khliehriat, Khliehriat and Office Premises of E.E. PHED, Nongstoin, Umiam Industrial Complex, Ri-Bhoi District).

The air pollutants viz. SO2, NO2, and RSPM have been monitored. The monitoring of meteorological parameters such as Wind speed and direction, Relative humidity, and temperature was also integrated with the monitoring of air quality.

The ambient air quality samples were collected as per the standards prescribed by CPCB. The data pertaining to the ambient air, meteorological data were submitted to CPCB for compilation and preparation of report.

2.  INDUSTRIAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

The Board has carried out the Ambient Air Quality and Source Emission monitoring for industries units operating in the state.

Parameters Monitored:

1) For Ambient Air Quality: 1) Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM)
    2) Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)
    3) Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)
       
2) For Stack Emission: 1) Particulate Matter (PM)

 
3.  AMBIENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING SURVEY

The Board is regularly conducting ambient air quality survey in different areas of the state capital and district headquarters. The survey was also conducted on occasions like Deepawali festival. The quality of the ambient air is depicted below:

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2014

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2013

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2012

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2011

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2010

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2009

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2008

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2007

Air Quality (SPM & RSPM) before and on Diwali Day, 2006

The Meghalaya Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules 1988

Pamphlets on Salient Features of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981

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