04 June 2019
Bhubaneswar: To improve air quality in urban areas, a Comprehensive Clean Air plan for six urban centers of Odisha has been prepared by the State Government. To initiate the plan, a state level workshop was held here on Tuesday.
Inaugurating the workshop Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said that Odisha had set on its journey for monitoring and management of urban air quality years back. “Steps have been taken for improving emission standards for industries, shifting of polluting industries, putting in a place extensive public transport system,” he said.
Addressing to the workshop, Forest and Environment Secretary Suresh Mohapatra said, “The action plan has been prepared in a time to bound manner within two months under the supervision of Center for Science and Environment, Delhi.”
“This is the first workshop to discuss the action plan. It will be shared with all stakeholders and implementing agencies including NGOs operating at different level for attainment of national standards of clean air quality in six urban centers,” Mohapatra added.
The action plan action plan has been prepared for the cities like Angul, Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela and Talcher in the State.