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Collaborate, coordinate to tackle air pollution: LG

03:17 AM Feb 27, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Samba, Feb 26: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday called for collaboration and coordination to tackle air pollution.

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Inaugurating the 2nd Aerosol Winter School – ‘Manthan 2024’ at the Central University of Jammu (CUJ), the LG emphasised the collaborative and cross-sectoral coordination to tackle air pollution, which has turned into a serious health concern for the people.

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“Air sustains life. Now the time has come for us to sustain the availability of clean air. Nature is reminding us to learn proper lessons from the wrong steps of the past and work towards a cleaner and greener planet,” he said.

LG Sinha commended the joint endeavour of CUJ, Sindhu Central University Ladakh, and the Indian National Young Academy of Science to impart hands-on training on required instrumentation and analytical techniques as well as remote sensing tools for air quality studies to meet the objectives of the National Clean Air Programme.

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He reiterated the resolve of the J&K administration, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to address the challenges of air pollution.

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The LG called for an effective monitoring network, inclusive public participation, and capacity-building measures to ensure sustainable solutions.

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“The societies and nations have prospered because of balanced and sustainable development. Many important achievements of industries, science, and technology have also derived their strength from nature. Today, it is time to protect and preserve nature,” he said.

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