The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved the setting up of an air quality monitoring network of 90 stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The air quality monitoring network of 90 stations will make it the largest such network in India, overtaking Delhi, which is currently having 38 monitors.
Location-wise updates on the quality of air will be provided by these stations. The air quality monitoring network project will be funded by the BMC and private players and is expected to be finished in the next five years.
At present, Mumbai is having 30 air quality monitoring stations out of which 5 stations are under Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 10 stations are under the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) and 15 stations come under the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Uddhav Bal Thackeray; Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
- Capital of Maharashtra: Mumbai.
- Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) of Maharashtra: Ajit Anantrao Pawar.