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Comparative Assessment of Air Quality of Major Cities of Uttar Pradesh, India

Authors(3) :-Neha Mumtaz, Anshika Yadav, Tabish Izhar

In Indian urban cities, air pollution is mostly visible now days due to rapid increase in urbanization, commercialization and industrialization. In the last few decades, the human behaviours have changed the global atmospheric condition, the present study deals with the quantitative effect of vehicular emission on ambient air quality during Feb 2017-April 2017 in the monitoring at 6 locations viz: three in Lucknow and three in Kanpur city. The Assessment of ambient air quality was undertaken on the basis of following air pollutants which were Particulate Matter (PM2.5 & PM10), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The PM2.5 & PM10 level at all the locations were higher than the NAAQS limits. The SO2 & NO2 levels at all the locations below than the NAAQS limits. Overall, it is indicating an alarm on the substantial level of air pollution impacting Lucknow city environment and ultimately affecting its human health. It is suggested that major steps be initiated immediately to control the ambient air pollution for the safe future of the citizens of the Lucknow city and Kanpur city.
Neha Mumtaz, Anshika Yadav, Tabish Izhar
Urbanization, Air Pollution, Air Pollutants, NAAQS
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 4 | May-June 2017
  Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 220-225
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173432
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Neha Mumtaz, Anshika Yadav, Tabish Izhar, "Comparative Assessment of Air Quality of Major Cities of Uttar Pradesh, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.220-225, May-June-2017
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