Rai seeks action against thermal plants, brick kilns

The Hindu | Oct 1, 2020 at 9:11 PM
  • Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that he has requested Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to take action against 11 thermal power plants in States close to Delhi and brick kilns in these areas to reduce air pollution during winter.
  • Mr. Rai recommended Environment Department officials of Punjab and Haryana to use “bio-decomposer” developed by the PUSA Institute in Delhi to decompose crop stubble, which can be later used as fertiliser, instead of burning it.
  • Mr. Rai made the recommendations during a meeting Mr. Javadekar held with Environment Ministers and other officials of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan via videoconference on Thursday.