Scientific Cell

The Board has established a Central Laboratory at Patiala equipped with latest sophisticated instruments/equipments to carry out the analysis of various pollutants. The main function of the cell is to analyze the Surface Water, Trade Effluent, Ground Water, Soil, Wetland, Air (Ambient and source monitoring) samples received in the laboratory. Besides the Board has two Zonal Laboratories located at Ludhiana and Jalandhar to cater to the need of Zonal Offices viz Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar. The Zonal laboratories are doing analysis work of water and air samples. The work of water section of Head Office Laboratory is supervised by Senior Scientific Officer and Zonal Laboratories are being supervised by Senior Environmental Engineer.

The Board is monitoring surface water quality of four major rivers (i.e. Setluj, Beas, Ravi and Ghaggar) of the State at 37 locations quarterly under National Water Monitoring Programme (NWMP) funded by Central Pollution Control Board. 

The ground water quality of Ludhiana is being monitored bi-annually at 6 locations under National Water Monitoring Programme. 

The analysis of the samples of Sewage Treatment Plants and Common Effluent Treatment Plants installed in different cities of the State are being done regularly on monthly basis. 

The scientific cell is involved in preparing specifications for the purchase of instruments /equipments required by the laboratory. 

Ambient Air Quality is monitored at 24 locations in Punjab under NAMP (National Ambient Air  Monitoring Programme)  for 24 hrs thrice a week. The data is e-mailed  to Central Pollution Control Board in excel format. Four stations in rural areas have been set up  since November 2012 to monitor the impact of  burning of agricultural residue on the Ambient Air Quality in rural areas . It has been appreciated by Central Pollution Control Board that Punjab is the first State to initiate such monitoring.


 The user data of all the stations can be visualized at link Ambient Air Quality data
      
List  of Ambient Air Quality Stations (NAMP) in the State of Punjab 

 

Sr. No.

Name of Station

 
1

R.O. Building  Amritsar

Vinod Chilling Centre, Amritsar

Milk Plant, Bathinda

4

C-Pyte , Dera Baba Nanak

5

Winsome Yarn Ltd., Barwala Road,  Dera Bassi

6

PCPL, Dera Bassi

R.O.Jalandhar

8

Punjab Maltex ,Sports & Sugical Complex, JDR

9

Focal Point, Jalandhar

10

MC Tubewell, JDR now Zonal Office, JDR

11

A.S. Senior Secondary School, Khanna

12

Markfed, Khanna

13

Milk Plant, Ludhiana

14

Rita Sewing Machine/ JBR, Ludhiana

15

Vishvakarma Chowk, Ludhiana

16

Zonal Office ,Ludhiana

17

Raj Steel, Mandi Gobindgarh

18

Modi Oil, Mandi Gobindgarh

19

United steel, Mandi  Gobindgarh

20

NFL, Naya Nangal

21

PACL, Naya Nangal

22

Ceylon Industries, Patiala

23

Fire Brigade Station, Patiala

24

R.O Building, Batala

 

    List  of Ambient Air Quality Stations (NAMP) in the Rural Area  of Punjab  

Sr. No.

Name of Station

Gurudwara Gangsar, Village Gangsar, Distt.Sangrur,

2

Viilage Himmatpura, Distt. Faridkot

3

Viilage Rasulpur, Distt. Amritsar

Viilage Mukandpur, Distt. SBS Nagar