India to recalibrate air quality standards next year – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: India is likely to have new national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in 2022, factoring in more pollutants, including ultra-fine particulate matter of less than PM2.5. The existing national standard was formulated 12 years ago. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has already awarded the work of updating NAAQS to the IIT Kanpur-led team of experts, including scientists from IIT Delhi, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), NEERI and AIIMS. The team will recommend the revised standards by fine-tuning and broadening the pollutants’ base. “A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will…

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