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- International Clean Air Day For Blue Sky Will Be Celebrated For The First Time Today; Expert Said Its Importance More For India
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Greenery among the mountains outside the village of Barachha, 8 km from Badnawar town in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh.
- The blue sky was seen in the lockdown across countries, the UN declared this day
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will release a video message on the occasion
(Anirudh Sharma). In the Corona period, clear and blue sky appeared in all the countries of the world after years. In the early days of lockdown, Himalayan peaks were seen from the roofs of buildings in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. This happened due to reduced vehicular traffic and industrial activity on the roads.
In many countries of the world, people started cycling instead of cars. United Nations (UN) has announced for the first time to celebrate 'International Clean Air Day for Blue Sky' on 7 September. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will issue a video message on Monday on this special day.
In this, they will urge the implementation of environmental standards, policies and laws to curb air pollution, eliminate subsidies on fossil fuels, international cooperation for clean energy and urge developing countries to shift fossil fuel based projects to clean energy .
India is the country most affected by air pollution
Chandra Bhushan, CEO of the International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (i-Forest), states – 'Clean air day is of paramount importance to India. India is the country most affected by air pollution. Statistics show that the country today consumes 90 million tonnes of coal, 40 million tonnes of biomass, 200 million tonnes of oil and 50 million tonnes of gas for energy.
That is, today 80-85% of energy comes from coal and biomass. These are the biggest factors of air pollution. Energy methods have to be changed to reduce pollution in the country. Replacing coal and biomass should be our first priority. India should move rapidly towards e-vehicle.
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