Raje launches mobile app on air quality indexJune 04, 2016
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today launched a mobile app RajVayu for sharing information about air quality index of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Another app ‘Drishti’ for monitoring of pollution levels in industrial regions was also launched by Raje. Both apps were launched on the eve of World Environment Day.
“Such apps should be made more interactive and interesting by installing gaming features to ensure participation of common man and particularly youth in pollution control and environment conservation,” Raje said.
RajVayu is based on the data collected by sophisticated air quality monitoring equipment and weather sensors.
It would share details about the air quality, such as levels of pollutants likes Particulate Matter, SOx, NOx, CO, Ozone particles with the city residents and tourists.
Also, temperature, humidity, wind speed, weather forecast and advisories would be issued through this, a statement said.
Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) is the first state Board in the country to have this app for its citizens.
This is based on the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR-India).
Presently, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune are connected with this system.
Next year, this network would be expanded to Ajmer, Alwar, Bhiwadi, Kota and Pali.
RajVayu app has been designed by RSPCB with the help of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and UNICEF Rajasthan while Drishti has been designed by the RSPCB with the support from RajComp, the statement said.
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