Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) established an air monitoring stations in Kohima for the first time under the National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP).
The stations are located at Opposite War Cemetery and the other below new NST station, However, Kohima NAMP station which have started operating was inspected by the chairman A. Rongsenwati Ao IFS on November 11.
The facilities available at present include ‘Respirable dust sampler’ machines, ‘Computerized weather monitoring system’ for recording daily temperature, humidity, wind direction, wind speed and rainfall.
The analysis report would indicate the dust particles in the air and chemical pollutants such as Nitrogen dioxides and Sulphur dioxide.
The data collected and analyzed would be then sent to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) using Environmental Data Bank software which can be accessed by any person in the central pollution control board (CPCB) website, member secretary said.
The photo above was taken on November 11 from the office of Kohima Air Monitoring office, under Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) opposite Kohima War Cemetry, where an instrument for monitoring air pollution was installed recently for data recording.
The white filter paper on the left indicates before putting inside the instrument and black paper indicates after monitoring air pollution in the state capital after 8 hours. The intensity of vehicular movement is a major factor in polluting the air, NPCB sources said.