IIT Delhi steps in to curb pollution in Mandi Gobindgarh; PPCB signs MoU

Punjab Pollution Control Board has signed MOU with IIT Delhi to carry out Source Apportionment Study (SAS) of the air pollution sources and their role in the ambient air quality in nine cities including Mandi Gobindgarh, Khanna, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Naya Nangal, Dera Baba Nanak, and Dera Bassi.

 

Anand Sagar Sharma, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Amloh held a meeting with a team of experts from IIT Delhi and all the stakeholder’s Departments of the Action Plan for Clean Air, Mandi Gobindgarh on Wednesday.

 

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Executive Engineer PPCB Vijay Kumar, Sub-Divisional Officers PPCB Mohit Singla and Gulshan Kumar, EO Mandi Gobindgarh Charanjit Singh and various other officials also participated in the meeting.

Anand Sagar said that all the departments must co-operate with the IIT team and send their officers in the field to collect the authenticated data. So that the process regarding curbing the pollution in Mandi Gobingarh would be expedited and people would get pollution-free environment. The team from IIT, Delhi briefed all the stakeholder members regarding the collection of data from each department to carry out Source Apportionment Study on different air pollution sources.

 

Courtesy: TOI

 

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