To assess the impact of industrial air pollution on urban air of Maharashtra, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC-India) has now made the ambient air quality data of over 25 cities accessible for the public.

As reported by TOI earlier, EPIC-India, in association with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and other institutions has launched a first-of-its-kind star-rating programme in the state. Launched in June last year, the programme monitors industrial air pollution in ten clusters of the state, and gives ratings to the industries based on the median concentration of latest stack samples for particulate matter….