On behalf of Clean Air Punjab, Gurpreet Singh of the Punjab Development Forum and Director of United Sikhs submitted a file containing the suggestions to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Daljit Cheema, AAP legislator Aman Arora and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Bajwa.
“Punjab needs a strong leader who can implement structural reforms and revise policies to improve the air quality of all cities in the state,” Gurpreet Singh mentioned.
“Our state wants its leaders to lead by example and present answers to the air pollution crisis, which impacts the health of the people.”
He mentioned the era is being choked by air air pollution, which has resulted in a excessive variety of deaths.
According to statistics, Punjab had 41,090 deaths in 2019, accounting for roughly 19 per cent of the state’s complete mortality.
Indu Aurora, Vice President, Voice of Amritsar, mentioned this was for the primary time that each one political parties competing towards one another had been discussing air air pollution at size.
“We will hold the new administration accountable for their promises,” she mentioned, including she herself is a witness to the deteriorating air high quality in Punjab and it’s excessive time that those that get voted into energy ought to tackle the accountability to make sure that the air “we breathe” is clean and correct checks are carried out to make sure a cleaner future for the subsequent era.
Clean Air Punjab has been conducting conferences in cities and was profitable in making certain that 2021 was the primary time in the state when the air air pollution was highlighted by way of totally different citizen campaigns throughout Punjab.
“Citizens of Punjab along with citizen groups, air quality experts and health practitioners have been successful in building a momentum, which has resulted in clean air and its impact on public health becoming a pressing issue for politicians who were earlier oblivious of the air pollution problem. We are now sure they will not be able to ignore it any further,” mentioned Anju Chabbra of EcoSikh.
According to international estimates, the air air pollution is without doubt one of the most critical environmental points confronting India at present, and it’s considered a significant reason behind numerous deaths.
Punjab has purpose to be involved: the National Clean Air Action Plan lists 9 non-attainment or million-plus cities in the state. A metropolis that doesn’t fulfil the Union Environment Ministry’s specified air high quality necessities is named a non-attainment metropolis.