UPSC Ecology And Environment Environment Question Bank Environment Management

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    Read the following statements regarding National Air Quality Index.
    i. It is a colour-coded national air-quality index.
    ii. It was launched by the Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
    iii. It was launched under the Swachh Bharat Mission,
    Choose the correct option.

    A) i and iii             

    B) ii and iii

    C) i, ii and iii                     

    D) i and ii

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    It is a colour-coded national air-quality index has been used to monitor the air quality. The Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change launched 'The National Air Quality Index' (AQI) to judge the air quality. The formulation of the index was a continuation of the initiatives under Swachh Bharat Mission. Air pollution has been a matter of environmental and health concerns, particularly in urban areas. Central Pollution Control Board along with State Pollution Control Boards has been operating National Air Monitoring Program (NAMP) covering 240 cities of the country. In addition continuous monitoring systems that provide data on near real-time basis are also installed in a few cities.

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