RajVayu Mobile App on Air Quality Index Launched by Rajasthan Government [ Current Affairs ]


RajVayu mobile application for sharing information about air quality index of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the eve of World Environment Day (5th June).

  • With this launch Rajasthan becomes first state of India to launch such app for allotment information about air quality index of cities.

Key features of RajVayu

  • Information delivered on RajVayu app is founded on the data collected by cultured air quality monitoring tools and weather sensors.
  • The app has been planned by Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) equally with Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM).
  • It would share details about the air quality, such as heights of pollutants likes SOx, NOx, CO, Ozone particles and Particulate Matter (PM) with the city inhabitants and tourists.
  • It would also share temperature, wind speed, humidity, weather forecast and advisories.
  • The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR-India) app is currently linked in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
  • The services of this application would be extended other cities in the state counting in Ajmer, Alwar, Bhiwadi, Kota and Pali by 2017.
  • Another application named ‘Drishti’ also launched by CM Vasundhara Raje for monitoring of pollution levels in industrial regions.
  • The RSPCB has designed with the support from RajComp.

About Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

  • The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology or IITM is a technical institution of India for growing research in meteorology of the tropics in general with singular situation to monsoon meteorology of India.
  • Dr. R Krishnan is the current acting director of IITM.

- Published on: June 8, 2016