The data on which the issue has been highlighted (by media) was questioned from UP Pollution Control Board, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) and the methodology and calculations adopted by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) as the data given doesn't represents the true and correct picture, District Magistrate Rajshekhar said after a meeting held to discuss the reasons as well as corrective and preventive measures to be taken on this regard.

The district administration has requested the CPCB, Lucknow office to submit a detailed report in next three days on the data and reporting  in various media so that a correct picture can be presented and preventive and corrective measures can be taken, the DM said.

As per the analysis cited by the media, data of Particulate Matter 10 (PM10) was nearly similar but the levels are high when compared to general standards, he said. Officials from IITR said as per the present levels, the state capital (as per data from Aliganj locality) falls in the
category of 'moderate' air pollution levels. The air quality in terms of harmful gases in Lucknow
falls under good to satisfactory levels as per the reports, the DM said.

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