A new committee to check Nagpur’s air quality

A local-level committee constituting of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Public Works Department (PWD), Regional Transport Office (RTO) and NGOs has been formed to monitor Nagpur’s air quality.

The first committee meeting was held recently in which major sources of air pollution and their remedies were discussed. Issues like garbage burning, construction activities, construction of roads, vehicular and industrial emissions were the key points discussed at the meeting, reported The Times of India.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has mentioned in its report that the public health is getting affected due to the air pollutants.

“It is necessary to assess the present and anticipated air pollution through continuous air quality survey and monitoring programs. The responsibility has been further emphasised under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986,” said an official statement.

The central government has enacted Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act in 1981. The responsibility has been further emphasised under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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