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CNG run-vehicles, fountains on JNAC blueprint for clean JSR - Times of India
JAMSHEDPUR: The Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) has drawn a blueprint to reduce the increasing air pollution in the Steel City.
According to the plan, the JNAC will replace all the diesel-run vehicles, used by the civic body for various purposes, with the CNG-operated ones in the coming days.
“This would reduce pollution to a large extent,” said JNAC special officer Krishna Kumar.
JNAC city manager Sandeep Kumar said more water fountains will be installed across Jamshedpur, especially at the busy roundabouts, to reduce air pollution.
According to experts, water can absorb dirt particles in the air. Therefore, such fountains would help reduce air pollutants after the monsoon ends.
Sources said in a bid to reduce the usage of diesel, cold fogging – in which a chemical is mixed with water – will be introduced to check breeding of mosquitoes.
Nearly 40,000 auto-rickshaw drivers, who use diesel-run vehicles, have already been asked to switch to CNG by January 1, 2022. The move, experts feel, would reduce a large amount of toxic gas from the air.
Under the ongoing National Clean Air Programme across the country, the states are trying to spread awareness on the benefits of a clean environment.
Kumar said even after a state-wide ban on the usage of plastic bags, it is making a backdoor entry in markets. The JNAC is seeking help from various trade bodies, including the Singhbhum Chambers of Commerce and Industries, to resolve the issue.
Hotel associations have been instructed to set up a waste-recycling plant on their premises to ensure efficient waste management.
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