Long-term effect of worsening air pollution in big Indian cities is major threat to our future generation, said Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Tehnology. While speaking at CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute on Environment Day, the BJP leader said that apart from Nagpur the CSIR-NEERI should deploy its MEMCL (Mobile Emission Monitoring and Control Laboratory) in other cities across the nation to keep the pollution under check.
“The world is threatened by climate change and the entire human civilization as we know it is on the brink of extinction. It is up to our scientists to save us and CSIR-NEERI is one of those foundations at the forefront of the search for solutions,” said Dr. Harsha Vardhan.
He requested the citizens of the country to come together and join with the environment enthusiasts to protect our mother earth. While explaining the Central government’s policies regarding environment he said that waste management is amongst the top priorities and government has already started working on it.
In addition, Dr. Vardhan said that currently the air pollution in cities isn’t that worse and media has created the hype that has made people go panic. He assured people that there is nothing to worry as of now. However, if nothing is done to control the air pollution nationwide the condition might become worse and it will lead to several problems in long run.