Air Pollution

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Air Pollution

Government has taken series of steps to address pollution-related issues:

Pollution is a matter of concern in cities and towns and is caused due to introduction of contaminants into the environment viz. air, water and soil that may cause adverse change in ambient conditions. The Government has taken a series of steps to address issues related to water pollution, air & vehicular pollution, industrial pollution, improper waste disposal etc. in cities, towns and metropolises. The major steps being taken by the Government to control pollution inter alia include the following:-

  • Notification of National Ambient Air Quality Standards;
  • Formulation of environmental regulations / statutes;
  • Setting up of monitoring network for assessment of ambient air quality;
  • Introduction of cleaner / alternate fuels like gaseous fuel (CNG, LPG etc.), ethanol blend etc.
  • Promotion of cleaner production processes.
  • Launching of National Air Quality index by the Prime Minister in April, 2015.
  • Implementation of Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) norms in 63 selected cities and universalization of BS-IV by 2017.
  • Decision taken to leapfrog directly from BS-IV to BS-VI fuel standards by 1st April, 2020.
  • Taxing polluting vehicles and incentivizing hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Comprehensive amendments to various Waste Management Rules including Municipal Solid Waste, Plastic Waste, Hazardous Waste, Bio-medical Waste and Electronic Waste notified;
  • Notification of Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules.
  • Ban on burning of leaves, biomass, municipal solid waste.
  • Promotion of public transport network of metro, buses, e-rickshaws and promotion of car pooling, Pollution Under Control, lane discipline, vehicle maintenance.
  • Revision of existing environmental standards and formulation of new standards for prevention and control of pollution from industries;
  • Regular co-ordination meetings at official and ministerial level with Delhi and other State Governments within the NCR.
  • Issuance of directions under Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and under Section 18(1)(b) of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
  • Installation of on-line continuous (24×7) monitoring devices by major industries.

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As Aspirify Environment, we are dedicated to addressing water pollution with a multifaceted approach that aligns with the government's initiatives. State governments are actively preparing action plans for sewage management and the restoration of aquatic resource water quality.

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