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Workshop on “ Real-time Data Collection from Continuous Monitoring Systems” organized by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on August 6, 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.  

Of late use of continuous monitoring systems has gained significance in the environmental management practices, particularly in the last decade. These systems coupled with IT enabled tools facilitate quick analysis and follow-up actions, as the data are available almost on real-time basis. CPCB’s National programs on ambient air quality and water quality monitoring also emphasize increased use of continuous systems, in addition to manual monitoring systems. Major industrial units have also installed continuous emission, effluent and ambient air quality systems, as specified under the Environmental Clearance and Consent to Operate. It is important that a common framework is evolved to ensure that the authenticated/validated data generated through continuous systems are available to Pollution Control Boards. In order to discuss all relevant aspects viz., data transmission, calibration, validation and interpretation of data for meaningful applications, a one-day workshop on “ Real-time Data Collection from Continuous Monitoring Systems” was organized by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on August 6, 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The workshop was divided into four sessions - Inaugural and three technical sessions: In the Inaugural session, Sh. J. S. Kamyotra, Dirctor, CPCB, highlighted the need of Continuous and Online Monitoring system while Sh. A. Sudhakar, I/c IT division, CPCB, presented the concept of continuous and online monitoring system. The first technical session dealt with the Continuous Monitoring Systems - Installation, Calibration & Data Generation which was chaired by Sh. J. S. Kamyotra. In this session, Dr. D. Saha, I/c Air Lab, CPCB presented on Real Time Emission Monitoring System while Dr. R. M. Bhardwaj, I/c PAMS division gave presentation on Real Time Effluent Monitoring System. This was followed by Discussions on the presentations. The second technical session dealt with Data - Transmission, Verification and Use. The session was presided over by Sh. S SGahlout, DDG, NIC while Sh. Prashant Gargava and Sh. VinodBabu were the experts in the panel. In this session, Sh. AdityaSharma, Sc.’C’, CPCB presented on Data Flow from industries to SPCB and CPCB, Ms. Kavitha. B. V, Sc.’C’, CPCBpresentedon Verification and presentation of Data while Sh. ChiragBhimani, DEE, Gujarat PCB gave presentation on Interpretation and Data Use. The post lunch session dealt with the experiences of Real-time Data Collection in various SPCBs and the session was chaired by Sh. Kamyotra, CPCB. In this session Sh. Thiru R. Dhanasekaran, Chief Scientific Officer, TNPCB, Dr. A. K. Swar, SEE, OdishaPCB and Sh. Aditya Sharma, CPCB shared the experience of real-time data collection from industries. The concluding session of workshop was chaired by Sh. J. S. Kamyotra and Sh. A Sudhakar drew the outcome of the workshop and future road map of Installation of continuous monitoring systems and data collection from industries . The SPCB and CPCB officers were requested to send the suggestions and technical feedback to CPCB at aditya.cpcb@nic.in or Kavitha.cpcb@nic.inby August 20, 2014. It was also proposed to bring out ‘General Guidelines for Continuous Monitoring Systems’ by CPCB in two months.



CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD, DELHI PRESS RELEASE Ambient Air Quality and Noise Levels in Delhi – Deepawali festival, 2013  

CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD, DELHI PRESS RELEASE Ambient Air Quality and Noise Levels in Delhi – Deepawali festival, 2013 As in the past, on the Deepawali day this year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi will be monitoring Ambient air quality and noise levels in Delhi at different locations to assess the impact of bursting of fire crackers. To assess the ambient noise levels on Pre Deepawali, monitoring was conducted on October 29, 2013 at nine locations namely : AIIMS, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, MayurVihar – II, Kamla Nagar, PitamPura, East Arjun Nagar, Dilshad Garden and PragatiMaidan Near Metro Station. Monitoring at all the nine locations will be repeated on Deepawali day also, i.e. November 3, 2013. On Deepawali day, ambient air quality monitoring will be conducted at 12 locations namely : Siri Fort, Nizamuddin, Shahdara, ShahzadaBagh, PitamPura, JanakPuri, Shahbad – DaulatPur (DTU Campus), PragatiMaidan (Near Metro Staion), DMS (ShadiPur), NSIT (Dwarka), IHBAS (Dilshad Garden) and East Arjun Nagar. Parameters like PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, CO, O3, BTX and VOCs including meteorological parameters will be monitored. State Pollution Control Bards and Pollution Control Committees have also been asked to conduct ambient air quality and noise level monitoring on a Pre Deepawali day and on Deepawali day to assess the impact of bursting of crackers on ambient air quality and noise level in their state capitals / major cities. Zonal Offices of CPCB will also conduct the monitoring. CPCB appeals to everybody, including children, to minimize bursting of fire crackers on this Deepawali so as to help in containing air and noise pollution.



A Free Health Talk shall be organized in the CPCB premises  

CPCB is organizing a Free Health Talk on May 22, 2013 in the CPCB premises and subsequently an Eye Check-up camp on 1st and 2nd June 2013 by the New Delhi Centre for Sight, Delhi



Union Minister Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan interacts with the stake holders from the Oil firms in a meeting at Chennai, TamilNadu on 27.04.2013  

A meeting was convened at Chennai under the chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Minister for Environment & Forests Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan to review the status of pipelines carrying crude pil/petroleum products and the preparedness to control such leakages. The meeting was attended by all stakeholders from Oil Industries viz, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, CPCL and ONGC, officers from Chennai Port Trust and Tamil Nadu SPCB were also present. The Hon’ble Minister appraised the oil industry on the recent oil pipeline leakages. The Hon’ble Minister appreciated the efforts of Oil sector in raising the economy of the country and stressed upon them for giving due priority to Public health and environmental safety also.



Press Release  

Like previous years, the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi has conducted an in-depth Ambient Air quality and Noise monitoring for the city of Delhi during celebration of Deepawali festival for the year 2012 (November 13, 2012) to see the overall impact of bursting crackers on Ambient Air Environment



Initiation of Monitoring Activities at Pragati Maidan Monitoring Station  

Following the temporary shifting of Air Quality Monitoring Station from ITO (BSZ Marg) to Pragati Maidan ( Near Main Gate of Metro Station) and almost successful commissioning of the new station alongwith required infrastructure at Pragati Maidan, it is informed to all that the ambient air quality monitoring (manual) has started w.e.f September 17, 2012.



Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Committee on Subordinate Legislation will visit CPCB from 25th June to 28th June 2012  

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Committee on Subordinate Legislation will visit CPCB from 25th June to 28th June 2012. The committee consists of Twenty persons (MLAs and MLCs) including Chairman, Members, Officers and staff of Legislature Secretariat.



Shri A.K. Tyagi, Joint Secretary CP, MoEF will visit CPCB on 04.07.2012  

Shri A.K. Tyagi, Joint Secretary CP, MoEF will visit CPCB on 04.07.2012 at 3.00 PM to have an interactive meeting with all the divisions of CPCB



Suspension of monitoring activities at ITO Monitoring Station  

Due to contsturciotn activites of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, New Delhi at ITO Traffic Intersection, the air quality monitoring at this location is suspended with effect from 28 May, 2012. Thus, the online air quality would not be availbale in our website. The station is being temporarily shifted to Pragati Maidan and it is anticipated that the air quality monitoring activity would resume in a months time.



Presentation on "Online Real-time Data Transmission to CPCB"  

CPCB is in the process of developing a Network of Real-time Data from Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) and Continuous Emission Monitoring Stations (CEMS). The firms M/s Environment SA India Pvt. Ltd., M/s Thermo Fisher Scientific India Pvt. Ltd., M/s Chemotrols Industries Ltd., and M/s Yokogawa Industries Ltd., have been invited to present the system capabilities on October 13, 2011, 3:00pm at Conference Hall, 2nd floor, CPCB Delhi.

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