Consider the following pollutants:

  1. Nitrogen dioxide
  2. Sulphur dioxide
  3. Carbon dioxide

Which of the above is/are considered for calculating National Air Quality Index (NAQI)?

Answer: [A] 1 & 2 Only

The index is a part of the government’s Swachh Bharat Mission. The index measures eight major pollutants, namely, particulate matter (PM 10 and PM 2.5), nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, ammonia and lead. Carbon dioxide is not included in the list.

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