Study to find pollution sources in city – Times of India

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Study to find pollution sources in city - Times of India


Vadodara: The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) will study the major sources of pollution in the city that will be followed up by efforts to control pollution.
The study where World Resources Institute (WRI), India will also be involved in the process will ascertain the contribution of major pollutants like vehicle emissions, construction dust and others through source apportionment study of air pollutant in the city. WRI is looking at the implementation of a city-level Clean Air Action Plan and a targeted micro action plan under the National Clean Air Programme.
The preliminary analysis of air pollution in the city has revealed that vehicular exhaust, road dust or re-suspension, construction activities, biomass burning and industrial emissions were key activities contributing to the pollution in the city. This was discussed at a recent consultation attended by top officials of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), traffic police, Central Pollution Control Board and Gujarat Pollution Control Board. The study is expected to conclude by December following which data regarding pollution in the city will emerge. TNN
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