On National Pollution Control Day, Satyendar Jain urges people to make Delhi pollution-free
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday that he urged the people of the national capital to take a vow not only to reduce air pollution, but also to reduce water, land and noise pollution to that the city is free from pollution.
His tweet came on the occasion of ‘National Pollution Control Day’, which is celebrated on Wednesday.
“Let us commit ourselves on National Pollution Control Day that we will carry forward our efforts not only to reduce air, water, land and noise pollution and make Delhi pollution free,” Jain tweeted in Hindi.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan urged people to take good green actions and an environmentally friendly lifestyle to help curb pollution.
“Clean air and water are the greatest resources available to humanity. #ModiGovt is committed to a clean and sustainable growth path. On the #NationalPollutionControlDay, pledge your support by adopting good green actions and an environmentally friendly lifestyle to help curb pollution, ”Vardhan tweeted.
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The ‘National Pollution Control Day’ is celebrated in memory of those who died in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, which occurred the night between 2 and 3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) plant. ) in the capital of Madhya Pradesh. . More than 500,000 were exposed to the toxic gases while nearly 4,000 lost their lives. However, unofficial figures claim that thousands more have died in subsequent years. Those who survived this disaster continue to live with serious health problems.
This day is also observed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of industrial disasters along with all forms of pollution.
Over the past few years, Delhi has gained attention for being among the most polluted cities in India, specifically in terms of air pollution. Stubble burning, industrial emissions, the festive season and increased traffic, among other factors, have led to a sharp rise in air pollution levels.
This year, the pandemic of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has made the situation worse.
On Wednesday, the air quality in Delhi was moving into the ‘severe’ category and the Air Quality Index (AQI) showed a reading of 381 at 7am.