Frequently Asked Questions
Proposal from National Knowledge Network (NKN) on creating capacity building within IoRs is under consideration with NCAP. IoRs can also approach NKN (https://www.nkn.urbansciences.in/contact-us) if they have any specific proposal for capacity building which in turn can be sent to CPCB or MoEF&CC.
Proposal in broad areas of Air Quality Management is always encouraged. Those interested can directly contact MoEF&CC.
You can visit the NKN website (https://www.nkn.urbansciences.in/institute-of-repute) where the contact details of IoRs made available. A whatsapp group is being created where all IoR members can register.
Depending on the nature/scope of the project, IoRs can engage/recruit sanctioned technical/project staff within the existing guidelines of the funding agency.
It is expected that air quality management decision support system will be made available soon to all the stakeholders of NKN, IoRs, CPCB and ULBs. For further details one can write to Mrs. Akshara Kaginalkar of CDAC, Pune who leads the team which has created decision support system (firstname.lastname@example.org).
IoRs, those who have signed MoUs, can reach out to ULBs/SPCB.
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IoRs can contribute significantly to R&D work related to NCAP. In case IoR is engaged in research which can entail interest from the city then they can contact respective SPCB/ULBs for funds requirement. IoRs can propose R&D work to SPCB/ULBs to acquire funds specific to NCAP goals.
Mrs. Akshara Kaginalkar of CDAC, Pune who lead the team which has created decision support system (email@example.com) should be contacted for further details on validation and availability of decision support system.
NCAP started in 2019 and CPCB and SPCB are already working in this direction.
Yes. IoRs can submit research proposal directly to SPCB for one or more non-attainment cities complimenting the ongoing research.
Please visit NKN website (https://www.nkn.urbansciences.in/institute-of-repute) to know more about SOP to work with SPCB and Local Urban Bodies.
ULBs are expected to work with IoRs with whom they have existing MoU. For specific need they can engage technical experts as and when need arises.
CDAC is expected to provide access to decision support system. For more details please contact Mrs. Akshara Kaginalkar of CDAC, Pune (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please visit NKN website for contact details of representatives of IoRs, CPCB, SPCB, and ULB (https://www.nkn.urbansciences.in/). A whatsapp group of all IoR members is also being created which IoR representatives are encouraged to join.
This will be added soon on the NKN website. Please keep visiting NKN website (https://www.nkn.urbansciences.in/).
NKN is working on creating a repository of guidelines for sampling and analysis of Ambient Air Quality, Specifications of Equipments to be used for monitoring etc. Once that repository is created the link will be shared. Please keep visiting NKN website (https://www.nkn.urbansciences.in/).
There is no such guideline. Meetings among CPCB, SPCB, ULB and IoRs can be arranged as the need arises.