Effective implementation of Air Quality in certain cities of Telangana State

Air Quality Monitoring Committee (AQMC) for preparation and implementation of Action Plan for attaining Ambient Air Quality(AAQ) for lowering of Air Pollution places of Hyderabad, Patancheru and Nalgonda. In the G.O.2nd read above, the District Level Monitoring Committee was also constituted for implementation of the Action Plan in HMDA Area and Nalgonda District.

The Member Secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Hyderabad in his letter 3rd read above, with reference to the discussions held between the Chairman, Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) and the Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Member Secretary, TSPCB has requested for the following actions:
i) A steering committee headed by the Chief Secretary has to be constituted

ii) The overall in-charge for implementation of the action plan in city has to be designated.

iii) To nominate a suitable officer as the nodal officer for this program at the state level who would coordinate with MoEF&CC and CPCB on the one hand and the city level committee on the other

Government after careful consideration of the request of the Member Secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Board hereby constitute the Steering Committee with the following members:

1) Chief Secretary to Govt. – Chairman
2) Spl.C.S./ Pr.Secy/Secy., EFS&T Deptt., – Member
3) SPl.C.S.,/Pr.Secy/Secy., MA&UD Deptt.,-Member
4) SPl.C.S.,/Pr.Secy/Secy., TR&B Deptt.,-Member
5) SPl.C.S.,/Pr.Secy/Secy., I&C Deptt., Member
6 Municipal Commissioner GHMC
7) The Member Secretary, TSPCB., Hyderabad. – Member Convener

  1. The Commissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is herewith nominated as head for overall implementation of the Action Plan in the city at GHMC area.
  2. The Member Secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Board is nominated as nodal officer at the state level to co-ordinate with the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and Central Pollution Control Board.

Ammonia Analysis using dragger (per tube) Benzene Toluene Xylene (BTX) Air monitoring:

a. Sampling (upto each 8 hrs.) for suspended particulate matter and gaseous pollutants.

b. Sampling (24 hrs.) for suspended particulate matter and gaseous pollutants.

c. Sampling of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) benzene, toluene, xylene

d. Sampling of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

CPCB and all the State Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees shall collectively workout and design a robust Nationwide ambient air quality monitoring programme in a revised format by strengthening the existing monitoring network with respect to coverage of more cities/towns.

The scope of monitoring should be expanded to include all 12 notified parameters as per Notification No. B-29016/20/90 /PCI-L dated 18th November 2009 of CPCB. The Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring stations should be preferred in comparison to manual monitoring stations.

The CPCB and States shall file a composite Action Plan with timelines for its execution which shall not be more than 3 months. It is expected that all such AAQMS shall be connected to central server of CPCB for reporting analysis of results in a form of Air Quality Bulletin for general public at regular intervals at least on weekly basis and ambient air quality on continuous basis on e-portal.

MOEF&CC will provide the requisite funds for the purpose. MoEF&CC in consultation with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, MoRTH, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare or any other Ministry to lay down such guidelines as may be considered necessary for improvement of air quality in the country.

Carbon monoxide,Chlorine Fluoride (gaseous) Fluoride (particulate) Hydrogen chloride Hydrogen sulphide Lead & other metals (per metal) NO2 Ozone Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10) Sulphur dioxide Volatile organic carbon Trace metals on air filter paper using EDXRF

Aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, bromine, cadmium, calcium, cesium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, germanium, gold, iodine, iron, lanthanum, lead, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, palladium, phosphorous, potassium, rubidium, rutherfordium, selenium, silicon, silver, sodium, strontium, sulphur, tellurium, tin, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, Ytterbium and zinc

Water extractable ions in air particulate matter using ion chromatograph (IC) i. Processing / pretreatment charge per sample (filter paper) ii. Cations (Na+, NH4+, K+, Ca++, Mg++) and Anions (F-, Br-, Cl-, NO3-, NO2-, SO4– & PO4—) Organic and elemental carbon (OC/EC) on quartz filter paper

Constitution of Air Quality Monitoring Committee (AQMC) for  preparation and  implementation of  Action Plan for attaining  Ambient  Air Quality(AAQ) for lowering of Air Pollution places  of Hyderabad, Patancheru and   Nalgonda, as per the orders of the NGT

The Member Secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) has also informed that Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) prepared a list of nonattainment cities/towns based on the Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) data for the
years 2011-2015. According to which Telangana state is having three nonattainment cities/towns viz., Hyderabad, Nalgonda and Patancheruvu. An
action plan for lowering the air pollution in Hyderabad is under implementation. In Telangana state 3 non attainment cities / town are listed
by CPCB as per the AAQ data from the year 2011 to 2015. The Member Secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Baord (TSPCB) has therefore,
requested the Government for constitution of the Air Quality Monitoring Committee (AQMC) at the earliest for reviewing and fine tuning of the
existing action plan for Hyderabad and Patancheruvu with the latest developments has to be taken up along with the preparation of action plan
for Nalgonda City, to enable the state to comply with the directions of the Hon’ble NGT in their orders 1st read above.

  1. Accordingly, Government have constituted the Air Quality Monitoring Committee with six members vide G.O. 3rd read above.
  2. The Member Secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Board in his letter 5th read above as per the minutes of the 2nd AQMC meeting held on
    23.1.2019 has requested the Government to constitute the District Level Monitoring committee in the GHMC area headed by the District
    Magistrates and with senior officers from the Department concerned to in put the progress and to ensure smooth implementation of the play for Air
    Quality Management.
  3. The District Collector, Magistrate of the District Concerned. Chairman
  4. Nominee of the Regional RTA of the District Concerned. Member
    3 Nominee of the officer of the traffic police Department of the district concerned. Member
  5. Nominee of the civil supplies department of the district concerned . Member
  6. Nominee from the Industries Department of the district concerned. Member
  7. Nominees of the GHMC to the District concerned falling within jurisdiction of the GHMC .Member
  8. Nominees of the HMDA to the District concerned falling within jurisdiction of the HMDA. Member
  9. Nominees of the CDMA to the District concerned falling within jurisdiction of the CDMA . Member
  10. Representative from the Legal Metrology of the Concerned District Member
    10 Representative from state level oil cocoordinator. Member
    11 Representative from Bhagyanagar Gas Limited. Member
    12 The Regional Officer, TSPCB of the District Concerned. Member Convenor
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