PANAJI: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) will set up stations for conducting Ambient Air Quality Monitoring in all talukas of Goa for a period of two years from January 2024 to Dec 2025, by spending Rs 12.85 crore.
GSPCB has invited bids for the work. Sampling locations for Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (Sampling, Analysis & Reporting) will be identified by Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB).
GSPCB chairman Mahesh Patil said the board will get funds from the Centre and from mining companies to monitor air quality.
He said that Sampling locations will be identified by the board and necessary NOCs will also be obtained by it.
“The ambient air quality monitoring is to be carried out in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Revised Ambient Air Quality Standards notified in November 2009,” he added
The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) will be monitoring ambient air quality at 39 locations in Goa for a period of two years from November 2023 to October 2025 by spending `11.30 crore.
The GSPCB has invited online bid under two bid system – technical and financial – from well-established environmental laboratories for conducting ambient air quality monitoring (sampling, analysis and reporting) at 39 locations in the state.
The air quality will be measured by taking PM2.5 (particulate matter), PM10 (particles with a diameter of 10 micrometres or less), SO2 (sulfur dioxide) and NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) samples and also by measuring temperature, rainfall, wind speed, wind direction.