Clean Air Plan on Priority Action Plan of the Government of Odish

Bhubaneswar: In another step towards improving the state of the environment and reducing health hazards, Odisha has set a priority action plan for clean air.
In that sense, under the chairmanship of the Secretary General in the conference hall of the Secretariat, high-brain pulsating brain exercises were held today, where detailed suggestions were discussed.
Bearing in mind the suggestion, AP Padhi Chief Secretary instructed collectors to devise city-specific action strategies, taking into account the local pollution levels and already started steps. Padhi is further focused on intensifying activities for the implementation of pollution measures caused by major polluters.
At the meeting it was decided that the departments for forestry and the environment would work as an umbrella department for implementation of the State Action Plan for clean air. IIT, Bhubaneswar would be taken over as a technology partner in the implementation of the action plan.
Development Commissioner Asit Kumar Tripathy instructed the relevant departments to share suggestions on short-term, long-term and mid-term action plans and to prepare specific strategies for achieving national air quality standards, especially in identified six cities.
Responding to a media query after the meeting, the pollution control committee member Debidatta Biswal said that the draft action plan was prepared under the joint efforts of the Center for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, the Department of Forests and Environment in Odisha and the State Committee for pollution control.
Cognitive discoveries are shared with the relevant departments and agencies today at the meeting. As the level of air pollution in some pockets of the country is on the rise, a compelling and coherent effort of various stakeholders is needed.
Discussions at the meeting showed that the main sources of pollution are: such as PM 10 and PM 2.5, mainly dust, transport, combustion in residential areas, construction and demolition materials, DG kits, brick kilns, industry and various types of waste.

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