Indigenous air quality monitoring system launched on World Environment Day in New Delhi

Indigenous air quality monitoring system launched on World Environment Day in New Delhi

Shri S Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) inaugurated the Indigenous Air Quality Monitoring System (AQ-AIMS) and launched the Air-Pravah App on the occasion of World Environment Day yesterday in New Delhi. These have been developed under Ministry supported technologies.

Secretary Shri S Krishnan said, “This is a very cost effective, ‘Make in India’ solution, available in three variants based on the requirement of the industries. The system has been thoroughly tested and validated for various air parameters.” Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY said, “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is supporting R&D activities from proof of concept to product development to meet the growing needs of the industries.” Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) mentioned that the developed system will be helpful in granting various environment related approvals.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata, in collaboration with Texmin (ISM, Dhanbad) and industry partner JM Envirolab Pvt. Ltd. has developed an outdoor air quality monitoring system for continuous monitoring of air quality and monitoring of environmental pollutants under National Programme on Electronics and ICT Applications in Agriculture and Environment (AGRINIKS)'. These include parameters like PM 1.0, PM 2.5, PM 10, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, temperature, humidity etc.

After successful field testing and certification from National Physical Laboratory, Delhi and TUV India, Pune, the system is being commercialized by ToT partner M/s JM Envirolab Pvt. Ltd. Efforts have been made to make the AQ-AIMS system available through GeM portal. This technology, developed under 'Make in India' initiative is replacing the conventional gold standard instruments at a very low cost with its excellent cost effective solution.

AQ-AIMS works with a mobile application called “Air-Pravah” for real-time air quality index (AQI) monitoring. It offers quick setup, real-time data visualization, unit conversion, AQI comparison, multi-device support, data analysis tools, remote monitoring, and automatic updates. The app will be available on the Android Play Store and can be activated by registering with the unique device ID of the AQ-AIMS device.


Pavita Jones