Govt working on all fronts to mitigate air pollution: Environment Minister

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has said that the Central Government is working on all fronts to mitigate air pollution.

He said, the government will continue to strive hard to bring an end to the issue of air pollution and encourage all possible technological interventions in this regard.Mr Javadekar expressed concern over the pollution level in the northern parts of the country, especially in Delhi.

Speaking at the virtual inauguration of country’s first demonstration plant in Pune, Mr Javadekar said, stubble burning is another cause of concern and expressed hope that technologies like these will help alleviate the problem.

The plant produces compressed biogas from biomass. Mr Javadekar also informed that the Central government’s PUSA institute has demonstrated a decomposer technology which converts stubble to manure and is being experimented on a pilot basis in five states including Delhi.

The Minister said, solar energy and renewable energy are being promoted in the country to reduce the pollution level across the country . Mr Javadekar also added that the government is making efforts to promote usage of electrical vehicles in the country. He said, the National Clean Air Programme has also been formulated to improve the air quality in 122 cities across the country.

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