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Assessment of air quality in different micro-environments in Jaipur, Rajasthan – a pilot study
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Assessment of air quality at strategically important and unique locations in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has been carried out as part of larger plan under SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather forecasting And research) where these valuable data will be helpful in validating the air quality forecasting models at Domain-3 level developed for Ahmedabad in financial year 2016-17.  In the current Jaipur pilot project, a mobile van equipped with several sophisticated instruments was deployed in Jaipur during May to July 2016, and air quality and weather parameters has been monitored simultaneously at twelve strategically selected location in and around city area with the support of Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) and UNICEF -India. This observational campaign also fulfilled the strategic requirement of  RSPCB, Government of Rajasthan and provided them the opportunity to have the first systematic assessment of Summer Air Quality of Jaipur under different micro-environments. On the occasion of workshop “Air Quality Monitoring, Impact and Action Plan” organised by  Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) and UNICEF, Rajasthan, at Jaipur  on 9th September, a SAFAR Technical Report No.8 : "Assessment of summer air quality of Jaipur in different micro-environments" prepared by IITM scientist in association with RSPCB and UNICEF, Rajasthan, was released by Chairperson of RSPCB who has applauded the commendable effort of IITM, Pune in extending help to Rajasthan Government.