New Delhi (NVI): On the occasion of National Pollution Prevention Day today, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar pledged to bring down the level of pollution of the country to a great level in five years.
The National Pollution Prevention Day is observed every year on 2nd December in memory of people, who lost their lives in Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar twitted , “Our pledge is that in five years we will reduce pollution to a great level”.
Even the Department of Commerce tweeted, “On this National Pollution Control Day let’s come together and fight the devil of pollution by adopting a lifestyle that makes the environment better for all living beings”.
The objective of the day is to spread awareness on managing and controlling industrial disasters, preventing the pollution produced by industrial processes or human negligence and making people and industries aware about the importance of pollution control acts.
The Bhopal disaster, as considered to be the world’s worst industrial disaster happened on the night of December 2–3 in 1984.
The tragedy left thousands of people dead when the Methyl isocyanate leaked from Union Carbide India Limited plant situated in Bhopal.
Due to different types of pollution, natural resources such as water, air, land or forest are being affected speedily. Thus, it is essential to implement the rules and regulations properly to protect the environment and reduce the pollution.
Notably, during the last couple of months, the air quality of Delhi had reached a hazardous level making the national capital a “gas chamber”.
Though there had been many contributing factors to the rise in air pollution in the Delhi-NCR including construction activities, vehicular emissions and stubble burning from nearby states.
According to environment experts, the need of the hour was to put in place strict rules, beside public participation to fight the menace.