Thursday, August 18, 2022



PPCB initiates ‘Beat Air Pollution’ campaign to make Jalandhar Clean, Green and Pollution Free City

Jalandhar, June 2, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

In order to generate massive awareness amongst the people against the rising pollution level in city, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has started a unique ‘Beat Air Pollution’ drive by roping in school students to spread message against the pollution in the district.

As a part of this campaign the students of various schools had recently visited the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) at Circuit House, which has been installed to measure the real time ambient air quality of the city.

During their visit the PPCB officials apprised the students that the air quality monitoring station measures eight parameters viz PM10, PM2.5, Sulphur Dioxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Ozone, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Ammonia to give Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city after every 15 minutes.

They said that this air quality data was used to determine short term and long term strategies to improve the quality of the air in the city.

Divulging further details Executive Engineer of the PPCB Mr. Arun Kakkar said that it was a matter of concern that Jalandhar was amongst the 100 cities of the country where environment pollution was on constant rise.

He said that the Ministry of Environment, Government of India has tagged Jalandhar as non-attainment city in terms of alarming pollution level, so the need of hour was to control the air pollution.

Mr. Kakkar said that in recent times the Air Quality Index in the city has touched the level of 150 adding that this should be less than 100 to shun the non-attainment city tag.

The Executive Engineer said that this target could be achieved only through the active support and cooperation of the people.

He further said that the aim of involving the students was that they should disseminate the message reducing alarming environmental pollution by planting more trees, controlling vehicle emission, stopping the burning of garbage and others.

Mr. Kakkar hoped that the students would act as ambassadors of ‘Beat Air Pollution’ campaign and persuade their parents, family members, peers and society members to make Jalandhar clean, green and pollution free city.

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected






Gilli-Danda: Comeback of 75 indigenous sports – by Narvijay Yadav

Under the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ the central government has stepped up the plan to introduce 75 indigenous sports in all schools. The popular...

Is the world sliding into a Chernobyl-plus nuclear disaster in Ukraine? – by Sergei Strokan

New Delhi, Aug 13, 2022- Tensions around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine reached a climax by the weekend, after three more missiles...

When careers are sacrificed for advertisement billboards and statistics – by Vinit Goenka

Back in 1859, Macaulay's education system came into effect intending to colonise education and create a class of anglicised Indians. Post-Independence, India tried to...


Health & Fitness

Rise in pregnancy-related complications during Covid pandemic

New York, Aug 13, 2022- Covid-19 has caused unprecedented stressors as a new study showed a rise in pregnancy-related complications during the pandemic. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, assessed how pregnancy-related complications and obstetric outcomes changed during Covid compared to pre-pandemic. Looking at the relative changes in the mode of delivery, rates of premature births and mortality...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!