Tripura State Pollution Control Board

AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Air Quality Monitoring is conducted at various monitoring stations in the State and near the polluting clusters of industries. Specific parameters like Oxides of Sulphur, Oxides of Nitrogen, Respirable Particulate Matter(PM-10 & PM-2.5), etc. are monitored regularly in the ambient air quality monitoring stations.

List of Available Instruments Used For Air Monitoring:
Sl.No. Name of Instruments
1. Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS)
2. Respirable Dust Sampler APM-460 (XNL) with Thermo Electrically Cooled Gaseous Sampling Attachment APM 411 TE.
3. Fine Particulate Sampler APM-550(MFC)
4. Anemometer (Digital)
5. Hygro-Thermo Meter (Digital)
List of Parameters and Methods of Analysis:
Sl.No. Parameter Method of Analysis
1 Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Modified West & Gaeke Method
2 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Jacob & Hochheisser modified (Na-Arsine Method)
3 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) FRM or Equivalent Method (Gravimetric method)
4 Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) Gravimetrically with GFA/EPM 2000 filter paper using respirable dust sampler (Cyclonic Flow Technique)
5 Lead (Pb) AAS method after sampling on EPM Filter paper
6 Nickel (Ni) AAS method after sampling on EPM Filter paper
7 Arsenic (As) AAS method after sampling on EPM Filter paper

The Tripura State Pollution Control Board is operating 2 (two) nos. of ambient air quality monitoring stations under National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP) in collaboration with Central Pollution Control Board. To know the details of two Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations please CLICK HERE

The air pollutants viz. Particulate Matter (PM10), Particulate Matter (PM2.5), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) have been monitored. The ambient air quality samples were collected as per the standards prescribed by CPCB. The data pertaining to all the ambient air have been uploaded in the Environmental Air Quality Entry System (E-AQ-DES) of the CPCB portal for compilation and preparation of report.

Apart from the manual air monitoring stations, one continuous ambient air quality monitoring station (CAAQMS) was also installed at Kunjaban residential area to monitor the ambient air quality on real time basis. The data obtained from the CAAQMS are also used for the determination of National Air Quality Index (AQI). To know about the ambient air quality data, please click on the links below:

  1. Air Quality Data For The Year 2018
  2. Air Quality Data For The Year 2019
  3. Air Quality Data For The Year 2020

The Laboratory Division of Tripura State Pollution Control Board is conducting ambient air quality monitoring during various festive seasons throughout the State.

Laxmi Puja
Tripura State Pollution Control Board is conducting Air Quality Monitoring in 5 (five) locations around the State for 04 (four) parameters like RSPM(PM-10), PM-2.5, SO2 & NO2 on the occasion of Laxmi Puja. The details of the monitoring locations can seen HERE.

Deepabali
Tripura State Pollution Control Board is conducting Air Quality Monitoring in 5 (five) locations around the State for 04 (four) regulatory parameters like RSPM(PM-10), PM-2.5, SO2 & NO2 for consecutive 14 days on the occasion of Deepabali as per the direction dated 23-10-2018 of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 728 of 2015 . The details of the monitoring locations can seen HERE.

The Board is also regularly conducting ambient air quaity survey in different areas of the State Capital and District Headquarters on complaint basis. In addition, the Tripura State Pollution Control Board Board has carried out the Ambient Air Quality Monitoring for industrial units operating in the State of Tripura. The Ambient Air Quality monitoring has been carried out in various industrial clusters such as Brick Field, Rice Mills, etc. as well as various Industrial Estates.

Sampling Charges for Ambient Air Samples

Type of Sampling Charges (INR)
Sampling (up to each 8 hrs.) for suspended particulate matter and gaseous pollutants 2000.00
Sampling (24 hrs.) for suspended particulate matter and gaseous pollutants 6000.00
1. Transportation cost will be charged separately on actual basis.
2. Sample analysis charges of respective parameters are separate as per list.

Analysis Charges of Ambient Air Samples
Sl.No. Parameters (Air) Analysis Charges per sample (INR)
1 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 1000.00
2 Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10) 600.00
3 Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) 600.00
4 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) 600.00
5 Ammonia 600.00
6 Carbon Monoxide 600.00
7 Lead & Other Metals (per metal)
8 Ozone 1000.00

To check the National Ambient Air Quality Standard CLICK HERE

Public Complaint

1. Sri Bishu Karmakar,
Member Secretary (9436169779)

2. Sri Prakash Paul,
Jr. Env. Engineer (9612769715)

Address

Tripura State Pollution Control Board
Parivesh Bhawan, P.N. Complex,Gorkhabasti, P.O. Kunjaban, Agartala, Tripura-799006
Email:tripuraspcb@gmail.com
Phone: 0381 2312589

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