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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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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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