Inaugurating a workshop on ‘Issues & Challenges of Air Pollution’ in Delhi in PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bhure Lal, Chairman, Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority for Delhi-NCR & Member, Supreme Court Monitoring Committee, opined that all fuels made and culled out of any form of hydro carbons are not pollution free though diesel remains one of the worst among those.
“Therefore, the need of the hour is to gradually suspend the use of diesel and petrol guzzling mode of transport to curtail vehicular pollution with finding and effective alternate solution through generation of solar energy. Even coal, thermal and hydro generated energy is full of pollutants elements and therefore, needs to be replaced with alternate source of energy”, stated Dr. Bhure Lal.
Dr. Lal also appealed to the India Inc. to energize and intensify its R&D efforts for generating adequate solar energy for India’s mass consumption in order to combat increasing issues of air pollution.
President, PHD Chamber, Dr. Mahesh Gupta in his opening remarks blamed the people of India for deteriorating its environment and ecology, and suggested that people better change their habits and attitudes towards environment to make the mother earth a better place for inhabitation.
Another solution prescribed by Dr. Lal in the workshop was that the public should undertake massive lifestyle changes by which the excessive usages of generate sets, refrigerators and ACs should be abjured as these sources of energy equally contribute to various kinds pollutions.
Special Secretary (Environment) Government of NCT of Delhi, Mr. Kulanand Joshi, who also shared his views on the occasion, laid emphasis on improved public transport system by stating the Government of NCT of Delhi would in a year’s time put in place an effective public transport with CNG fed fuel that would substantially reduce the air pollution.
Director, Research and Advocacy, CSE Clean Campaign, Ms. Anumita Roy Chowdhury, in her presentation, highlighted that a lot had been done in Delhi to curb air pollution but still many things should be done and they would keep up the momentum.