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The research comes at a time when air quality in the NCR has worsened to alarming levels, recording particulate matter 2.5 reading of 500 on the air quality monitoring portals, putting the pollution level in the ‘severe’ category. Photo: Sakib Ali/HT
The research comes at a time when air quality in the NCR has worsened to alarming levels, recording particulate matter 2.5 reading of 500 on the air quality monitoring portals, putting the pollution level in the ‘severe’ category. Photo: Sakib Ali/HT

Govt ropes in Intel for pollution monitoring sensors

The advanced sensor networks will help analyse critical water and air quality parameters over large geographic areas

New Delhi: The government on Thursday roped in chip-maker Intel Corp. to jointly develop advanced sensor networks that will help analyse critical water and air quality parameters over large geographic areas. At present, the environment quality is managed by a few localized stations with bulky devices.

“These censors will be monitoring around a dozen of pollutants. They will be of low cost, and low power, low bandwidth so that they can scale solutions all across the country. They will have no batteries and would be working on their own source of energy," said Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science and Technology. The public private partnership research programme will be assisted by Indian and US scientists.

This research will take about three years to come into action on the ground.

The research comes at a time when air quality in the national capital region (NCR) has worsened to alarming levels, recording particulate matter 2.5 reading of 500 on the air quality monitoring portals, putting the pollution level in the “severe" category.

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