Chamarajanagara: The State’s Chamarajanagara District is now ranked number one among the 132 cities in the country in the air quality index published by the Central Environmental Pollution Control Board.
The number of ranks of cities varies according to the level of air pollution and currently Chamarajanagara is in number one position. This is due to the fact that there are no factories causing air pollution in the District and also the District has huge forest area.
The District, which was formerly in second place, is in first place now. The City’s air quality index (AQI value) is now 36. Thoothukudi of Tamil Nadu, which has 39 AQI volumes, is in second position. Vijayapura State has 46 AQI value and Bagalkot is in fourth place with 50 AQI.
The Pollution Control Board has installed a pollution scale near Chamarajanagara District Stadium to collect data. If the AQI is within 50, the air quality is good, 51 to 100 is satisfactory, 101 to 200 is moderate, 201 to 300 is poor, 301 to 400 is very poor. Among these the AQI Value of Bangalore is 97.
Maintaining air quality in today’s environment has become a challenge. Due to increasing factories and deforestation in cities the air quality is declining. Therefore, it is the duty of everybody to maintain quality through environmental supplements.