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Lucknow & Kanpur to get new Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations!

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has ventured into setting up 18 new Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) in eight cities of the state. 5 of these air quality monitoring stations will be seated in Agra, 1 each in Mathura and Firozabad, 2 each in Lucknow and Kanpur and 3 each in Varanasi and Prayagraj. Gorakhpur will also be on the receiving end of one such station. This move has been planned at a time when air pollution in different cities of the country are soaring at an all-time high pace.

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Lucknow's air quality turns 'hazardous', prolonged exposure may lead to respiratory diseases

Lucknow's depreciating air quality poses a risk of respiratory diseases on prolonged exposure, among the residents. Analysts have projected a further decrease in this 'very unhealthy' AQI with the advent of the winter season in the city. With Lucknow recording its cleanest air quality this year in the March-April (lockdown), the colossal fall in the air quality has been pinned to the release of harmful emissions from automobiles and industries.

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Lucknow's AQI tagged as 'Unhealthy'; crop residue burning a contributing factor

Given the lockdown this year, Lucknow observed a major drop in the air pollution levels but as the relaxations have come into action, the city's AQI has again been labelled as 'very polluted' as of Wednesday evening. The air pollution level in Lucknow has crossed the 300-mark on the Air Quality Index, making it the third most polluted city in the country. A drop in average temperatures and occurrences of crop burning has additionally been contributing to this tally in the state. AQI in the non-attainment cities continues to remain in the 'poor', 'very poor' or severe categories for October. On Friday afternoon, the air quality has slightly improved and PM 2.5 level was at 119.

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To limit air pollution in Lucknow, authorities set to begin a campaign from Sunday

Due to the lockdown this year, Lucknow noticed a substantial reduction in the number of vehicles plying on the streets which further resulted in the improvement of the average air quality index (AQI) of the city for quite sometime. But as the relaxations have come into action, the city's AQI is being termed as 'poor' and a drop in average temperatures is additionally contributing to it. So in a bid to control the air pollution scenario in Lucknow, the district administration will begin a special campaign from Sunday.

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LMC to bring water cannon, motorised sweeper trucks to help Lucknow breathe easy ​

Air pollution today has become a major issue. No matter which way you turn, most cities/states are fighting their battle with air pollution and it often seems that pollution is winning around all ends. Lucknow is one city that has been battling with air pollution for a long time. The air quality in the city is abysmal and often has crossed even Delhi in pollution rankings. The air quality is degrading by the day and it often seems that there's no respite in sight for the people of the city.

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