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Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Air Quality Index (Average of 24 hours – From 6. 00 A.M to 6.00 A.M)

DATE OF SAMPLING NAME OF MONITORING STATION AREA CLASS: POLLUTANT IN µg/m3 AQI CATEGORY
SO2 NO2 PM10
05.05.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 4.5 22 22 Good
04.05.2021 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal RC 2.0 4.8 36 36 Good
03.05.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 4.5 19 19 Good
30.04.2021 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal RC 2.0 4.8 42 42 Good
29.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 4.7 59 59 Satisfactory
28.04.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 5.0 58 58 Satisfactory
26.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 5.2 54 54 Satisfactory
24.04.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 5.2 53 53 Satisfactory
23.04.2021 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal RC 2.3 5.0 49 49 Good
22.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 4.7 36 36 Good
21.04.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 4.5 43 43 Good
20.04.2021 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal RC 2.0 4.8 49 49 Good
17.04.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 4.7 45 45 Good
16.04.2021 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal RC 2.2 5.4 48 48 Good
15.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 4.7 36 36 Good
13.04.2021 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal RC 2.2 5.0 63 63 Satisfactory
12.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 4.5 29 29 Good
10.04.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 4.5 32 32 Good
09.04.2021 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal RC 2.7 6.0 46 46 Good
08.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 5.0 27 27 Good
07.04.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 4.7 35 35 Good
05.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.0 5.0 33 33 Good
03.04.2021 PPCL, Polagam, T.R. Pattinam, Karaikal I 2.0 4.5 52 52 Satisfactory
01.04.2021 B.Ed. College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal R 2.2 5.0 30 30 Good

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station – Karaikal

Puducherry Pollution Control Committee is carrying out manual ambient air quality monitoring at following three locations in karaikal since, July, 2014 under the ‘ National Air quality Monitoring Programme ‘ (NAMP) of Central pollution Control Board (CPCB) https://cpcb.nic.in/about-namp/ .

SL.NO LOCATION NAME LOCATION TYPE
1 B.Ed College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal Residential area
2 Govt. Tourist Home, Kovilpathu, Karaikal Residential cum Commercial area
3 PPCL, Polagam, T.R.Pattinam, Karaikal Industrial area

Air Pollutants Monitored under NAMP in Karaikal:

SL.NO Air Pollutant (µg/m3)
1 Particulate Matter – PM10 (size less than 10 microns)
2 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
3 Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

Air Quality Standards : https://cpcb.nic.in/uploads/National_Ambient_Air_Quality_Standards.pdf

AQI Possible Health impact
Good(0-50) Minimal Impact
Satisfactory(51-100) Minor Breathing discomfort to sensitive people
Moderate (101 – 200) Breathing discomfort to the people with lung, heart disease, children and older adults
Poor(201 -300) Breathing discomfort to people on prolonged exposure
Very Poor(301-400) Respiratory illness to the people on prolonged exposure
Severe(>400) Respiratory effects even on healthy people