POLLUTION DETECTION IN HIGH TRAFFIC ZONES OF JABALPUR CITY BY MEANS OF AIR QUALITY INDEX
Vehicular traffic has become a major source of air pollution in urban areas. Exposure to vehicular pollution has a major impact over the health dysfunction of the urban inhabitants. A study has been carried out over three selected zones from all over the Jabalpur city where the pollution is caused mainly due to vehicles, under this category sampling points are Chotiline Phatak (HT1), Damohnaka (HT2) and Wright Town Motor Stand (HT3). The methodology opted for the above study is by using national air quality index (NAQI), which was promulgated by USEPA and further agreed upon by CPCB, India. The objective of the present study was to identify the pollution caused due to the atmosphere by the major pollutants viz. particulate matters and gaseous pollutants, characterized by their variation with respect to the major seasons. The study indicates that the HT1 and HT2 are heavily polluted and HT3 is moderately polluted.
R.K. SRIVASTAVA AND RAJASREE SARKAR
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