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Ministries, firms, research institutions discuss using science to mitigate air pollution
By TOG News Service
Feb 14, 2018

TOG News Service, NEW DELHI, FEB 14, 2018: IN a measure towards giving relief to the citizens of large parts of Northern India, left gasping for fresh & clean air, the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan yesterday inaugrated a workshop on technological innovations for mitigating air pollution. Speaking on the occasion, he stated that it was necessary to first identify and pinpoint the causes of air pollution. He further expressed hope and confidence that science held the solutions for overcoming such challenges. To this end, he announced that synergy had been established between the four Ministries and Departments related to science and technology.

The workshop focused on air pollution mitigation in the ambient air and also mitigation of air pollution from pollution sources. Technological innovations for developing low cost sensors and other devices for measuring pollution were also discussed. Start-ups and private sector industries involved in making these innovative products also participated. It is expected that the deliberations occuring in this workshop would help in identification of technological solutions for air pollution mitigation.  Leading researchers from IITs, NEERI, Delhi University and other academic institutions also participated in the deliberations at the workshop today.

Echoing similar sentiments, the Secretary, MoEF & CC, Mr C.K Mishra stated that the government, industry, civil society and other representatives needed to chalk out a programme that would aid mitigation of pollution.  He also added that the solutions being applied needed to be tested to determine whether or not they were successful. He also emphasized upon the need to create a system to reach out to people seamlessly, put in place a framework for implementation and zero in on appropriate technology, out of the basket of technologies available.

Also addressing the gathering was the Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Rajeevan, who pointed out that air pollution is caused by both human activities, as well as due to factors related to weather and climate.  He added that any solution to pollution is possibly only through a collective effort by all the concerned organizations. He emphasized on involvement and contribution of the public towards solving this problem.