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Central Pollution Control Board is executing a nation-wide programme of ambient air quality monitoring known as National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). The network consist of 629 operating stations covering 264 cities/towns in 29 States and 5 Union Territories of the country.

The objectives of the N.A.M.P. are
  • To determine status and trends of ambient air quality
  • To ascertain whether the prescribed ambient air quality standards are violated
  • To Identify Non-attainment Cities
  • To obtain the knowledge and understanding necessary for developing preventive and corrective measures
  • To understand the natural cleansing process undergoing in the environment through pollution dilution, dispersion, wind based movement, dry deposition, precipitation and chemical transformation of pollutants generated.