SPATIAL TEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF AIR QUALITY IN GHMC AREA OF HYDERABAD – A GIS APPROACH

It’s everyday’s thing that environmental pollution is an ever-increasing health hazard in the current age. It is also known that it has direct and indirect impact on human health and environmental health. In the paper presented we tried to study the environmental conditions in the GHMC area in Hyderabad. We tried to analyse the changing pattern of air quality in the study area. This research is done on the basis of secondary data available. The techniques used in the presentation of this paper are Georeferencing, digitization, mapping, data manipulation and analysis. In this paper we tried to studies the particular areas within the selected study area, it’s sources of pollution and its causative level of pollution. It is essential to know the level and source of pollution to minimise its effect of environment and health. Thus, this study helps through the findings of sources and level of pollution giving us a chance to control the pollution and so reducing its impact on health and environment.

Keywords: Environmental Health Hazard, Air Quality Index, Geo-Referencing, Digitization, Particulate Pollution.