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Dust Pollution to be Monitored Stringently

The Goa State Pollution Control Board is in the process of setting up seven additional stations to monitor the air quality and all seven are to be installed in mining affected areas.
According to GSPCB Chairman Dr. Simon de Souza, these stations would be set in the second fortnight of this month at Amona, Usgao, Curchorem and Bicholim whch are severely affected by dust pollution due to mining and transportation of the ore.
At the moment, GSPCB has only two air quality monitoring stations of which one is at its headquarters at Patto Panaji and the other is at Zuarinagar.
Dr Simon de Souza also revealed plants to set up eight such stations at the major industrial estates in Goa.

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