Deteriorating air quality needs to be challenged by well-informed and organised teams of citizens

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Deteriorating air quality needs to be challenged by well-informed and organised teams of citizens

Friday, 25 June 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Concerned citizens from across Punjab along with a panel of experts came together for a virtual discussion- ‘Air Quality Management in Punjab’ as part of the Clean Air Punjab network in collaboration with EcoSikh. The session ensued a detailed discussion about the rising air pollution as well as the steps that need to be taken up by authorities as well as the community to manage the deteriorating air quality.  A series of campaigns have been initiated by the Clean Air Punjab, which is a citizens initiative along with EcoSikh to promote awareness among people as well as sensitization of degradation of the environment and the rising air pollution levels in Punjab.  The session was attended by over 100 participants from Punjab and other neighbouring states.  The panellists for the workshop included Dr Prabhjyot Kaur Sidhu-Principal Scientist & Head, Department of climate change and Agricultural Meteorology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Kahan Singh Pannu- Former IAS officer & Advisor NHAI Punjab, Raj Ratra – Senior Environment Engineer, Punjab Pollution Control Board, Sarath Guttikunda- Founder/Director Urban emissions, Tanushree Ganguly- Programme Lead, Risks & Adaptation-Air Quality, Council on Energy Environment & Water (CEEW), Gunjan Jain, Communication strategist, Climate Trends and Jaskirat Singh - Founder and CEO Webrosoft were part of the panel, who are well-known experts working on the issues of air quality and environment protection.     

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