AIR INFORMATION & RESPONSE PLAN

AHMEDABAD





OBJECTIVE

The central aim of this project is about helping the people of Ahmedabad tocreate healthier communities, more secure from the adverse effect of air pollution, and prosperouseconomy. Through the SAFAR and the AIR Plan, we save the air pollution related stress,while also opening collaborative pathways to emission reduction.

1. Pilot Health-Based AQI Warning And Interagency Coordination

Develop interagency coordination plan and pilot AIR alert system.


AQI Colour Signal System for Air Pollution Alerts:

The AMC will issue AQI alerts as an additional means of communication by using the following colour signal system. See full page in appendix.






Interagency Coordination Plan:





2. Public Awareness And Communication Outreach

Update AMC website with AQI and AIR Plan; engage media on AQI and AIR Plan; develop information, education and communication (IEC) materials.





3. Focused Activities For Vulnerable Groups

School flag program that coordinates with schools to display coloured flags corresponding to AQI levels for each day.






4. Capacity Building Among Medical Professionals

Engage with private and public medical professionals to build health awareness and protection strategies on air pollution.





5. Initiate Research On Future Exposure Reduction And Mitigation Pathways

Identify the future mitigation and exposure control and reduction measures with key partners.





HOW CAN SAFAR BASED AHMEDABAD AIR PLAN HELP THE COMMUNITY ?


'AQ-informed (SAFAR powered)' health decisions use techniques to understand and apply knowledge about how AQ influences health outcomes, health risks, and health service delivery. At a broad level, health decisions that can benefit from being informed by weather and AQ information include:


AHMEDABAD'S AQI DEVELOPED WITH SAFAR


Ahmedabad's AQI is part of SAFAR's network in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. The AQI is an independent effort of the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES) and complements the AQI implemented by the CPCB under the MOEFCC and stations by the GPCB. For Ahmedabad, SAFAR will install and operate an air quality monitoring network with eight stations across the city of Ahmedabad, located in Bopal, Satellite, Pirana, Raikhad, Navrangpura, Rakhiyal,Chandlodiya and the Airport.