Air pollution emission inventory for six cities released jointly by JSPCB and CEED

Ranchi: Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB), Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) and Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) jointly released the emission inventory related to the air pollution scenario of six cities for Jharkhand on Monday.

The report explores the various polluting sectors in the cities of Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Sahibganj, Dumka, Pakur, and Chaibasa and their share of the particular city’s total emission load. This study looked into different sectors and corresponding activities such as domestic, commercial, industry, construction and demolition, open burning, transportation, and road dust contributing towards air pollution.

An emission inventory (EI) with a detailed estimation of emission loads from various sectors as well as their spatial distribution helps the cities and state administration in formulating a clean air action plan and sectoral control strategies for air pollution mitigation.

Speaking on the occasion, Sanjay Srivastava, Assistant Scientific Officer, JSPCB said, “The State government has prioritised reducing air pollution as an important public issue. As per the National Clean Air Program, the Board has already prepared a Clean Air Action Plan for 3 cities (Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad).

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