Air is one the major source for all living
organisms to sustain on the earth. Nowadays due to
heavy traffic and industrial population most of the cities
are affected by air pollution. In this research the
Marudhamalai Hill Shrine was selected as the study
area to monitor the air quality in its vicinity.
Marudhamalai is located on the Western Ghats in
Coimbatore district. It is famous for the Murugan
temple located on it as people from Coimbatore and
other parts of India visit every year. From the results it
was clear that the forest surrounding the hill shrine not
have medicinal plants but these plants help in to
maintain the air quality parameters resulting in the
quality to be within the prescribed limits.
Keywords : Air Quality Monitoring, PM10, SO2, NO2, Marudhamalai