Forecasting Air Quality in Amritsar

Ankita Nandy

Independent Researcher Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Rashmi Kujur

Assistant Professor, Information Technology, B.C.S Government PG College, Dhamtari, Chattisgarh, India


Vol: 13, Issue: 3, 2023

Receiving Date: 2023-08-19 Acceptance Date:


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Tourism in Amritsar happens to be an important contributor towards the economy of Punjab. The holy sites of Amritsar attract several pilgrims all around the year, several of them being in the autumn of their lives. However, the alarming levels of air pollution in the area housing the Golden temple, measured by the Air Quality Index (AQI), make it lethal to the visitors. The surfaces of several heritage monuments have witnessed corrosion. Suspended particulate matters of diameter 2.5 micrometres, or less, referred to as PM2.5 are the primary contributors to this deteriorating air quality. Employing the daily AQI data recorded for past three years, a statistical time forecasting model is built. Reliable forecasts can aid authorities in monitoring and improving the air pollution in this region, and safeguarding the health of both visitors and residents in the holy city of Amritsar.

Keywords: Air Quality Index; PM2.5; Forecasting; Amritsar; Tourism


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