Government working on all fronts to bring down air pollution: Javadekar

New Delhi, Nov 6 (UNI) Expressing concern over the rising air pollution levels in national capital and the northern region, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that government is working on abatement of air pollution from source level and covering all the sources that generate the same.

The Minister said these sources that generate pollution include industries or thermal power stations, vehicular pollution, construction and demolition waste or stubble burning, which are the major ones and added that the government will continue to strive hard to bring an end to the issue of Air pollution and encourages all possible technological interventions in this regard.

Speaking at the virtual inauguration of country’s first demonstration plant which produces compressed biogas from biomass, developed by Praj technologies in Pune, Javadekar said that stubble burning is another cause of concern and expressed hope that technologies like these will help alleviate the problem.

The minister 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 and its trial is on.

He said, it will help in dealing with crop residue and is also a very cost effective technique. Javadekar further expressed hope that in the future, there will be several ways, both in-situ and ex-situ, to fight against the problem of pollution emerging out of stubble burning.


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