On Monday, December 12 the Government Innovation Lab (GIL), with the support of the planning and development department, deployed an Air Quality Monitoring system. The Government Innovation Lab (GIL) made an indigenous air quality monitoring kit with the help of the Planning and Development Department and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This kit was made in an effort to reduce the cost of such expensive monitoring equipment, The system was developed by senior fellow ICT developer Muhammad Ibrar with the supervision of Dr. Ajab Khan under the leadership of Dr. Waheed Noor. The continuous support of Mr. Arif Hussain Shah, the Chief of federal Projects Balochistan, was instrumental in the success of the project.
The Air Quality Monitoring system is designed to monitor the air quality based on the parameters defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It will provide real-time data on the quality of the air in the area, allowing government officials to take action to improve air quality and protect the health of citizens. The system is based on different environmental sensors that are installed in the kit to monitor the air quality in real-time. The sensors collect data on various air quality parameters, such as temperature, humidity, and the levels of various pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. The location point for sensing is the civil secretariat Quetta. The data collected by the sensors is processed and analyzed to extract useful insight and understand trends and patterns. The analyzed data is then made available on a web-based dashboard, which allows users to access the information from anywhere with an internet connection. The dashboard provides a user-friendly interface that allows users to view the air quality data in various formats, such as graphs, tables, and charts.
This system would be an important tool in the government’s efforts to promote sustainable development and protect the environment. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of Balochistan for their support to the government innovation lab for fostering innovation and promoting sustainable development.