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Air pollution: Coal based power plants major culprit

DATA SUPPLIED by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite have indicated that coal based thermal power plants are the main source for air pollution.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 02:06 IST

DATA SUPPLIED by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite have indicated that coal based thermal power plants are the main source for air pollution.

The fact came to the fore during a study conducted jointly by a senior professor in the Department of Civil engineering at the IIT-K Dr RP Singh and director of Center for Space and Earth Observatory Research, George Mason University Virginia, USA .

Their analysis showed “very high Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) over the Indo-Gangetic basin representing the intense air pollution that persists throughout the year and showed strong variability with season.”