GOA: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has categorised air quality in the state in 2019-20 as “satisfactory”. The board monitored ambient air quality at 17 locations from March 2019 to this March, and submitted its report to the environment department.
The directorate of transport (DoT) has also submitted an action plan to reduce air pollution from vehicles. It recommended an extensive drive against polluting vehicles and strict compliance. It also suggested the launch of an awareness campaign for air pollution control, vehicle maintenance, minimum use of personal vehicles, etc.
Other suggestions it submitted were the preparation of an action plan to check fuel adulteration and random monitoring of fuel quality data, and plans to widen roads and improve infrastructure. The directorate of agriculture has recommended an extensive drive against open burning of leaves, and regular checks and control of burning of municipal solid waste. It also batted for the proper collection of horticultural waste, and its disposal following the composting-cum-gardening approach.
The News24 Goa