Just a week before this year’s World Environment Day, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), which will focus on air pollution, decided to undertake a month-long survey to raise awareness of air pollution in June.
The campaign, called ‘ Beat Air Pollution, ‘ will take place in cooperation with different schools, colleges, NGOs and city citizens. “There are going to be day-to-day activities and drives as part of it,” said MCG Commissioner Yashpal Yadav.
On Wednesday, a meeting was held to discuss the methods for the campaign, at which Yadav issued guidelines and directives to several officials of the MCG. The World Environment Day is being held in China on 5 June this year.
Besiders will also be strengthening action against air pollution, such as curbing waste combustion, promoting decentralized segregation and waste management, in addition to awareness-raising initiatives. The MCG commissioner said: “Citizens who alert us to infringers and assist us in taking action at the end of the campaign will receive special honors.
The company will also organize workshops for its employees on waste segregation and composting in order to set examples for other companies.”Waste burning caused by poor waste management is a major source of air pollution in the town and we will focus here. A great number of clean-ups are also held for the month of June with citizen volunteers.
We hope that citizens will see themselves to be equal stakeholders in the problem, “said the MCG Speaker, adding that in coming days information would be made accessible on the specific programs and activities. About three months ago, an IQAir report from Greenpeace, a globally polluting software company, shows that Gurugram received the worlds highest yearly PM2.5 concentration in 2018, with a mean daily concentration of 135.8 μg / m3, more than 13 times the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended limit of 10 μg / m3.