CAQM setting up Decision Support System for air quality for Delhi-NCR

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in NCR and adjoining areas has begun the process of setting up a Decision Support System (DSS). It will have a web, Geographical Information System,GIS and multi-model based operational and planning decision support tool. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in a statement said that this tool will help immensely in capturing the static and dynamic features of the emissions from various sources. It will have an integrated framework to handle both primary and secondary pollutants using a chemical transport model.

The Ministry said, the system will also be able to handle the source specific interventions with the framework to estimate benefits of interventions. It  will also focus on presenting the best results in a comprehensive user friendly and simple format for different users.The Commission has entrusted the task to expert groups from reputed knowledge institutions of the country for framework development of Air Quality Management Decision Support System.The System will use Artificial Intelligence(AI) to help improve the air quality over targeted sectors of Delhi and NCR.


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