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National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP)

Monitoring Network

  • Frequency and Parameters Monitored

Under N.A.M.P., three  air pollutants viz ., Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxides (NO2) and Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM/PM10) have been identified for regular monitoring at all the locations. The monitoring of meteorological parameters such as wind speed and direction, relative humidity and temperature was also integrated with the monitoring of air quality.
The monitoring of pollutants is carried out for 24 hours (4-hourly sampling for gaseous pollutants and 8-hourly sampling for particulate matter) with a frequency of twice a week, to have 104 observations in a year.

  • Number of Monitoring Stations

There are 573 operating stations in 240 cities/towns in 26 states and 5 Union Territories of the country. Table 1 provides state-wise and city-wise number of operating monitoring stations.

  • Monitoring Agencies

The monitoring is being carried out by Central Pollution Control Board; State Pollution Control Boards; Pollution Control Committees; National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur.
CPCB co-ordinates with the other agencies to ensure the uniformity, consistency of air quality data and provides technical and financial support to them for operating the monitoring station. N.A.M.P. is being operated through various monitoring agencies, large number of personnel and equipment are involved in the sampling, chemical analyses, data reporting etc. It increases the probability of variation and personnel biases reflecting in the data, hence it is pertinent to mention that these data be treated as indicative rather than absolute.

Table 1: Operating Stations under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP).

S.no

State/Union Territory

City

Operating Monitoring Station

 

 

 

 

1

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

10

Visakhapatnam

8

Tirupati

1

Vijayawada

3

Kurnool

1

Ramagundum

1

Patencheru

1

Nalgonda

2

Guntur

1

Warangal

2

Nellore, Nellore

1

Kakinada

1

Khamam

2

Chitoor

2

Anatapur
1
Kadapa
1
Eluru
1
Ongole
1
Karimnagar
1
Rajamundry
1
Srikakulam
1
Vizianagaram
1
Sangareddy
2
Nizamabad
1
Manchiriala, Adilabad
1

2

Assam

Bongaigaon

3

Gawahati

6

Tezpur

1

Sibasagar

2

Dibrugarh

1

Golaghat

1

Silcher

2

Daranga

1

Margheita

1

North Lakhimpur

1

Nagaon

1

Tinsukhia

2

Nalbari

1

3

Bihar

Patna

2

4

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

5

5

Chattisgarh

Korba

3

Bhilai

3

Raipur

3

Bilaspur

1

6

Delhi

Delhi

11

7

Dadara & Nagar Haveli

Silvasa

1

8

Daman Diu

Daman

1

9

Goa

Panaji

1

Vasco

1

Marmagao

1

Codli tisk

1

Honda Junction

1

Bicholim City

1

Amona

1

Assanora Junction

1

Curchorem

1

Usgao-Pale

1

Margao Town

1

Mapusa Town

1

Sanguem

1

ponda

1

Tilamol

1

Kundaim Industrial Estate

1

10

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

6

Ankaleshwar

2

Jamnagar

1

Rajkot

2

Surat

3

Vadodara

4

Vapi

2

11

Haryana

Faridabad

2

Hissar

2

Yamuna Nagar

1

12

Himachal Pradesh

Damtal

2

Parwanoo

2

Poanta Sahib

2

Shimla

2

Kala Amb

2

Baddi-Barotiwala

3

Nalagarh

1

Una

2

Sunder Nagar

2

Manali

2

13

Jammu& Kashmir

Jammu

3

14

Jharkand

Dhanbad

1

Jharia

3

Sindri

1

Jamshedpur

2

Ranchi

1

Saraikela-Kharsawan

1

West Singhbhum

1

15

Karnataka

Bangalore

9

Dharwar, Hubli

2

Mangalore

1

Hassan

1

Mysore

2

Gulbarga

1

Belgaum

1

Devanagere

3

Mandya

1

Raichur

1

Bijapur

1

Chitradurga

1

Shimaga

1

Karwar

1

Bagalkote 

1

Kolar 

1

Bidar

1

16

Kerala

Kozhikode

2

Kottayam

2

Cochin

7

Thiruvanantapuram

4

Palakkad

1

Alappuzha

2

Pathanamthitta

1

Kollam

2

Sulthan, Bathery, Wayanad

1

Kakkanchery, Near KINFRA, Mallappuram

1

Thrissur

1

17

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

4

Indore

3

Jabalpur

1

Nagda

3

Gwalior

2

Sagar

2

Satna

2

Singrauli

3

Ujjain

4

Dewas

3

18

Maharashtra

Aurangabad

4

Lote

2

Tarapur

3

Kolhapur

3

Mumbai

3

Ambernath

2

Chandrapur

6

Nagpur

7

Nasik

4

Solapur

2

Pune

4

Thane

3

Navi Mumbai

6

Mahad

3

Roha

2

Sangli

3

Amravati

3

Latur

3

Ulhas Nagar

2

Badlapur

1

Nanded

3

Jalgaon

3

Jalna

2

Akola

3

19

Meghalaya

Shillong

2

Dwaki

1

Ri-Bhoi, Brynihat

1

Tura

1

Nongstoin

1

Khlihriat

1

20

Mizoram

Aizwal

5

Lunglei

2

Kolasib

2

Champhai

2

21

Manipur

Imphal

1

22

Nagaland

Dimapur

2

Kohima

2

23

Orissa

Rayagada

2

Rourkela

3

Talcher

2

Angul

2

Bhubaneshwar

6

Cuttack

3

Sambalpur

1

Balasore

3

Kalinga Nagar

3

Berhampur

1

Puri
2
Konark
1
Paradeep
3

24

Punjab

Gobindgarh

3

Jalandhar

4

Ludhiana

4

Naya Nangal

2

Khanna

2

Pathankot(Dera baba)

1

Amritsar

2

Derra Bassi

2

Bhatinda

1

Batala

1

Patiala

2

25

Pondicherry

Pondicherry

3

26

Rajasthan

Alwar

3

Jaipur

6

Jodhpur

6

Kota

3

Udaipur

3

27

Sikkim

Gangtok

2

28

Tamilnadu

Chennai

11

Tuticorin

3

Coimbatore

3

Madurai

3

Salem

1

Trichy

5

Cuddalore
3
Mettur
2

29

Uttar Pradesh

Agra

6

Allahabad

2

Anpara

2

Firozabad

3

Gajroula

2

Ghaziabad

2

Kanpur

9

Lucknow

5

Noida

2

Varanasi

2

Jhansi

2

Khurja

2

Meerut

2

Bareily

2

Moradabad

2

Mathura

2

Saharanpur

2

Unnao

2

Gorakhpur

3

Rai Bareli

3

30

Uttaranchal

Dehradun

3

Haridwar

1

Rishikesh

1

Haldwani

1

Rudrapur

1

kashipur

1

31

West Bengal

Kolkata

10

Durgapur

4

Haldia

5

Howrah

4

Asansol

3

Barrckpore

3

Ranigunj

3

South Suburban

3

Sankrail

4

 

Total

240

573

 

Cities

240

Operating Stations

573

States -26

26

Uts-5

5