Mizoram Pollution Control Board report on air quality monitoring and related issues

  • 09/06/2020

Report filed by the Mizoram Pollution Control Board in response to the National Green Tribunal order of November 15, 2019 in Original Application No. 681 of 2018 on air pollution.

The capital of Mizoram, Aizawal city has four manual air monitoring stations which were in operation since 2005 till date and one Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Sensor (CAAQMS) at Sikulpuikawn. Air pollution data displayed for public using LED Display Board since February 2020 in Aizawal.

The SPCB report stated that ambient air monitoring devices were installed at 4 locations in Aizawal city and regular monitoring of ambient noise was being carried out once a week from July, 2019 onwards. All sellers of public address system had been directed not to sell audio system without sound limiter.

Revenue generated out of consent fund was quite limited, as the most of the industries operating in the state were of small scale, according to the report. Also, the consent funds received were being utilized for meeting expenses towards inspection of industries, analysis of industrial wastes, monitoring and surveillance activities related to industries. The SPCB also informed that the state had no legacy waste dump sites.

Note: Uploaded to the NGT site on June 9, 2020

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