Mumbai News: Mumbai’s air is poisonous! AQI is also very bad… Aditya Thackeray wrote a letter to the central government

Mumbai News: Mumbai’s air is poisonous!  AQI is also very bad… Aditya Thackeray wrote a letter to the central government
Mumbai: People’s problems are increasing due to increasing air pollution. Mumbai’s air has been recorded in the poor to very poor category. In this regard, the government had to answer in the assembly also. Youth leader Aditya Thackeray has expressed his concern by writing a letter to Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupendra Yadav. Aditya wrote in the letter that Mumbai’s air quality index has moved from ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’ category. The central government should take effective steps to control it. Aditya has written in his letter that apart from the country’s financial capital Mumbai, the situation in other cities of the state is also not better. Air pollution has increased in many cities of Maharashtra, which is a matter of concern. Many are in the grip of ongoing construction activities in the city, dust and debris spreading from it.

Uddhav Thackeray’s son and former Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray has further written that concrete steps need to be taken at the administrative level to help the Urban Development Department and local bodies. There is a need to create awareness about the impact of large-scale construction activities on the city’s environment.

Lack of charge monitoring mechanism

Former Maharashtra environment minister Aaditya Thackeray said construction activities in Mumbai are rampant and most construction sites lack monitoring mechanisms in charge. The eastern coast of the city has oil refineries and fertilizer plants and the 24-hour industrial activities there have an impact on the city’s air quality. Residents of places around them such as Mahul and Wadala today grapple with the effects of poor air quality and stench. He said that after evaluating these plants, the Central Government should make a plan to take them away from the city.

The issue was raised in the assembly

On Thursday, assembly members Mihir Kotecha, Sunil Rane raised questions regarding the increasing air pollution and decrease in air quality in Mumbai under the calling attention notice. Minister Deepak Kesarkar answered the questions of the MLAs. He informed the House that these days a large number of construction works are being done in Mumbai and surrounding areas. All works including metro, roadways, bridges are going on. It has affected the air. Pollution has increased. To deal with the problem like air pollution, the government has made an action plan, which will be strictly implemented. Apart from this, a special committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Sanjeev Kumar, whose meeting has been called on coming Sunday, March 19. All the committee members including experts and all the MLAs of Mumbai have been invited in this meeting. Use of new technology in infrastructure projects, installation of barriers and sheets around construction sites to reduce dust have been suggested to reduce air pollution.

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