Chief Minister Launches Mobile Apps ‘RajVayu’ and ‘Drishti’

On the eve of World Environment Day, Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje lauched a mobile app RajVayu for sharing of information about air quality index of three cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Another app ‘Drishti’ for monitoring of pollution levels in industrial regions was also launched on this occasion.

App RajVayu is based on the data collected by sophisticated air quality monitoring equipments and weather sensors. It would share details about the air quality, such as levels of pollutants likes Particulate Matter, SOx, NOx, CO, Ozone particles with the city residents and tourists. Also, temperature, humidity, wind speed, weather forecast and advisories would be issued through this.

Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) is the first state Board in the country to have this app for its citizens. This is based on the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR-India). Presently, Delhi Mumbai and Pune are connected with this system. Next year, this network would be expanded to five more cities of the state, namely Ajmer, Alwar, Bhiwadi, Kota and Pali.

On this occasion, the CM said that to ensure participation of common man and particularly youth in pollution control and environment conservation, such apps should be made more interactive and interesting by installing gaming features. She said that participation of youth was important and they should be sensitized as ‘eco warriers’.

RajVayu app has been designed by RSPCB with the help of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and UNICEF Rajasthan. Drishti has been designed by the RSPCB with the support from RajComp.

Chief Secretary Shri CS Rajan, Principal Secretary Industries Smt. Veenu Gupta, Secretary Labour Shri Rajat Mishra, Chairperson of RSPCB Smt. Aparna Arora, Secretary Planning Shri Akhil Arora, Commissioner Industries Shri Abhay Kumar, Commissioner BIP Shri Vaibhav Galaria, Rajathan Head of UNICEF Shri Samuel M., were present on this occasion.

Jaipur, 4 June 2016