Environment Ministry Hosts Air Pollution Mitigation Workshop

Dr. Harsh Vardhan during the inauguration of a workshop on pollution abatement technologies “Clean Air Campaign”, in New Delhi on February 13, 2018
Dr. Harsh Vardhan during the inauguration of a workshop on pollution abatement technologies “Clean Air Campaign”, in New Delhi on February 13, 2018

India’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, inaugurated a day-long workshop on technological innovations for air pollution mitigation in Delhi on Tuesday.

The Minister said that to tackle the issue of pollution, it is necessary to identify and pinpoint the causes of pollution and pose the problems before the scientists. He expressed confidence that science has the solution for every challenge that we face today.

Meanwhile, a 15-day “Clean Air Campaign” was launched in Delhi on Saturday. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, hoped the campaign will not be a symbolic event, but will continue throughout the year. The campaign is launched in collaboration with Delhi Government.


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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 pollution-control products also participated in the workshop. It is expected that the deliberations of the workshop will help in identification of technological solutions for air pollution mitigation.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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