Alkesh Kumar Sharma, MeitY’s Secretary, has unveiled the Technology for Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-AQMS v1.0) that was developed as part of initiatives with MeitY support.
Under the “National programme on Electronics and ICT applications in Agriculture and Environment (AgriEnIcs),” the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata, in collaboration with TeXMIN, ISM, Dhanbad, has developed an outdoor air quality monitoring station to monitor environmental pollutants, including parameters like PM 1.0, PM 2.5, PM 10.0, SO2, NO2, CO, O2, ambient temperature, relative humidity, etc., for continuous air quality analysis of the environment.
The Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-AQMS v1.0) was also given to the selected company, J.M. EnviroLab Private Limited, for further commercialization and implementation of the same technology in various mines and cement industries.
The transfer of technology (ToT) was carried out at MeitY, New Delhi, where a ToT agreement was signed by Dr. Deepa Taneja, CEO of J.M.EnviroLab Private Limited, and Senior Director & Centre Head, C-DAC, Kolkata, in the presence of Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Bhuvnesh Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY, Sunita Verma, Group Coordinator, MeitY, Naveen Kumar Vidyarthi, Director (IT), MoEFCC, Dr. Basanta Kumar Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Debasis Mazumdar, Senior Director & Centre Head, C-DAC, Kolkata, Om Krishan Singh, Scientist ‘D’, MeitY, other industry partners, project team members and other respected dignitaries representing various users and ministry.