GOA: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, has asked the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System (CAAQMS) and the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) data of six locations from the port town to assess the air pollution at Vasco during the lockdown.
IIT-Bombay, which has been tasked with conducting a source appropriation study at Vasco following allegations of coal pollution in the town, requires data on movement of rakes, trucks and ships. The board has to submit the information for the period January to June 2019 and for May 2020.
The first phase began in April and was completed on May 2018. The Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) will bear the cost of the entire study, which has been pegged at over Rs 94 lakh, a senior GSPCB officer had said.
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