Council of Karcag Municipality


The “Capital of Nagykunság” (in the County of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok) is located in the Lake Tisza Region, halfway between Szolnok and Debrecen). The founders of the city were the Cumans, who were settled down by King Béla IV. of Hungary after the Mongol invasion. 

Karcag with its 20.000 inhabitants, is the most populous settlement in the Nagykunság, capital of the related districts, its hospital with regional authority provides health care for approximately 130.000 people. It has the fourth longest border of the country, a typical oppidum town.

Factors determining the air quality of the city:

  • Agriculture, as agricultural vehicles cause dust pollution in a large part of the town

  • Transport, as the proximity of main road 4 and the emission of the north-south traffic passing through the city, is increasing the amount of air pollutants in the air

  • Local population, as improper combustion increases air pollutants

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Actions taken as part of the HungAIRy LIFE integrated project


1. GIS database of air pollutant emission sources

  • Developing an emission database, carrying out and evaluating measures


2. Establishing an eco-management consultancy office

  • Tender and environmental consultancy

  • Providing information and participating in raising public awareness

  • The actors of the Eco-Manager Network coordinated by the HOI, will be responsible for the revision of the air quality plans, identifying the most efficient actions to be built in the AQPs in order to improve air quality in the participating regions.


3. Raising public awareness and providing information

  • Events, conferences, workshops

  • Developing web applications

  • Establishing a Pilot House to display the tools of raising public awareness, and purchasing related interactive tools and visual elements

  • Supporting the agricultural voluntary program


4. Establishing the Pilot House

  • The Pilot House will be the venue for public awareness raising campaigns, events and the operational working place of the eco-manager

  • The house will be opened for school and kindergarten groups, community groups and for local dwellers

  • A showroom, where technological solutions regarding energy efficiency and energy management will be displayed with interactive tools and visual effects

  • Organisations and trainings will take place for farmers, where they can inform about good practices to reduce air pollutants produced by agriculture