Environment complementary transport system necessary for pure air- Environment Minister  Ramdas Kadam

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Mumbai, June 15: Percentage of CO2 has increased in the air due to rise in temperature caused by climatic changes. The only remedy for this is to have environment complementary transport system that would give us pure air, said Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a workshop on “Environment complimentary transport for pure air” at Hotel Taj. The event was jointly organized by Pollution Control Board, NEERI and Mumbai First.

Kadam said that Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has prepared an analytical report on air pollution sources in major cities with the help of NEERI. The report inferred that vehicle pollution is the main source of air pollution. Action plan as per the National Pure Air Program of the Central Government is being prepared. It is observed that nearly 30% pollution is caused in different cities due to vehicles and has affected the human health.

Last year the ban on plastic was imposed and with public participation it is proving successful. Now the Environment Department is conducting various programs and taking measures to keep the air unpolluted. Delhi is the most polluted city in India where CO2 absorbent machines are installed at main centers. Similar system will also be implemented in Mumbai, he said.

Earlier, MPCB Chairman Sudhir Shrivastava made the introductory remarks. Sachin Nandan Maluse of Mumbai First and Mumbai Municipal Corporation Development Commissioner A Rajiv discussed on pure air in their speeches.MPCB Member-Secretary E Ravindran proposed vote of thanks.