NUMM questions inaction of MPSPCB, CPCB

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jul 2018 10:52:46





Staff Reporter

NAGRIK Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch (NUMM) members have questioned inaction of Central Pollution Control Board, State Pollution Control Board and other authorities concerned on violation of Pollution Control norms as per Particular Matter Pollution (PMP) standards. The members have demanded the State and Central Governments to ensure proper compliance of regulations and laws on the issue in order to protect environment from pollution. The Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi, has issued Particular Matter Pollution (PMP 10) standards for pollution control. CPCB issued a list of 94 cities that are not fulfilling criteria as per PMP 10 control norms. The PMP 10 is a scale based on national standards and norms followed in different countries of the world, directions issued by World Health Organisation (WHO) and relation between pollution ratio and relativity, exciting standards and norms, the impact of foreign air pollution and existing level and its impact to India and studies were reviewed for standardisation of PMP 10 scale. NUMM members have written a letter to Principal Secretary, Environment Department, Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board and Madhya Pradesh State Pollution Control Board and alleged that action pertaining to air pollution remain constrained to paper formality on ground reality no concrete steps have been taken to control pollution.

Manish Sharma added that CPCB issues data of 94 cities from 21 states including Madhya Pradesh that does not follow norms for pollution control. In Madhya Pradesh, there are five cities including Bhopal, Dewas, Indore, Sagar and Ujjian have been listed for not following pollution control standards. NUMM’s Dr Rakesh Chankrabarty, Geerendra Kapoor, Anurag Dengre, Rashmi Jharia, Dhananjai Mazoomdar and Rahul Jaiswal informed that in 2007 to 2020 CPCB have conducted different studies on air pollution related issues in different cities. In this survey, it was found that PMP 10 is based on study of different sources like carbon emission from vehicles, road dust, burning of biomass, industrial waste, use of coal in restaurant, diesel genset etc. NUMM members alleged that as per orders of National Green Tribunal, directions were issued by Central Government as pollution standards, directions and rules but all remain constrained to papers. The members have demanded the authorities concerned to start action for effective compliance of orders.