What data is expected?
Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:
- Particulate matter (PM) Levels
- Sulphur oxides (SOx)
- Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Updated on at least once a week.
- Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.
What data is available
- Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
- Is the data available for free? Yes
- Is the data machine readable? Yes (CSV, Excel)
- Available in bulk? Yes
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
- Publicly available? Yes(as Environmental Information System - Realising the importance of Environmental Information, the Government of India, in December, 1982, established an Environmental Information System (ENVIS) as a plan programme. The focus of ENVIS since inception has been on providing environmental information to decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, research workers, etc. all over the country. Since environment is a broad-ranging, multi-disciplinary subject, a comprehensive information system on environment would necessarlly involve effective participation of concerned institutions/ organisations in the country that are actively engaged in work relating to different subject areas of environment. ENVIS has, therefore, developed itself with a network of such participating institutions/organisations for the programme to be meaningful. published by Environmental Information System, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India)
- Is data in digital form? Yes
- Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
- Does the data exist? Yes
OGD India gives an exhaustive amount of data with regard to emission and other related details. The data is in open format and machine readable. Area and pollutant wise air quality can be accesed on Data portal India at https://data.gov.in/catalogs?query=air+quality&op=Search&sort_by=search_api_relevance&sort_order=DESC&items_per_page=10. Real time Ambient Air Quality Data at various locations in the country is available at http://www.cpcb.gov.in/CAAQM/mapPage/frmindiamap.aspx. Data can be easily downloaded in XLS format. data for air quality is also available at http://cpcbenvis.nic.in/airpollution/air%20data%202011-2007/AIRTAB.html. Real time Air Quality data across country is available at http://126.96.36.199/cpcbnew/movie.html and live data of Delhi is also available at http://www.cpcb.gov.in/cpcbpa/index.aspx?state=delhi.
Reviewer's note: the license here - http://data.gov.in/sites/default/files/NDSAP.pdf is not open - does not allow commercial use.
License - http://data.gov.in/sites/default/files/NDSAP.pdf is not open. Changed the submission.
- Mor Rubinstein
- Mor Rubinstein