Air quality forecasting will begin in the country in the near future. Scientists at Pune based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) are working on a model for predicting air pollution levels. This will help the public better manage their health and welfare, the scientists said. “The model termed as the atmospheric chemical transport’ model will be used to predict air pollution levels in various parts of the country. It will make short-term predictions (viz for the next 48 hours) possible,” Gufran Beig, head of the urban air pollution and transport modelling group told the Times of India. Read more at