Air Quality in Dayalbagh
AIR and WATER QUALITY Monitoring and Assessment at Dayalbagh
“At Dayalbagh we have a ‘Modern Health Care Habitat’ with provisions for health security and personal security with built-in self defence mechanism”. This objective is achieved through implementation of the Dayalbagh Sigma Six Quality, Values and Attributes model. As part of practicing this model, water and air quality are monitored regularly at Dayalbagh.
Regular monitoring of PM10 and PM2.5 is done using GRIMM Spectrometer at six different locations in the Dayalbagh and DEI campus.
Air Quality Index (AQI) is calculated on the basis of globally accepted United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Model. The Air Quality at Dayalbagh in comparison to Agra City (Sanjay Place UPPCB Monitor Report) is almost always better and in the SATISFACTORY OR MODERATE category of AQI. The encouraging AQI results at Dayalbagh are a result of it being a green, serene and sustainable modern eco-village. To further improve the air quality some of the recent initiatives have been as follows:
- Misting (with fine water droplets) is done four times a day to combat suspended pollution.
- Cordoning off the dust generating agricultural activities by using green canopies.
- Restricted movement of vehicles (Petrol and Diesel) is rigorously observed in Dayalbagh and commuting through public electric vehicles is encouraged.
Under Multi-Institutional pan India study, the ISRO Geosphere Biosphere Programme has equipped DEI with On-line analysers for Ozone, NOx, and CO which are recording ambient levels every 5 minutes 24x7, 365 days since 2009.