The Maharashtra government on Thursday told the state assembly that it will use new technology to control dust and sprinkle water on construction sites and also promote a CNG cremation system to reduce air pollution in Mumbai.
Responding to drawing attention to air pollution, Environment Minister Deepak Kesakar said the state government has appointed a seven-member committee to implement the action plan. He added that the committee will meet on Sunday and discuss the action plan.
Maintaining that most of the pollution in the city is due to construction activities, Kesakar said, “Sprinkling water at dust control sites is an effective measure. Besides, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has been asked to take strict action against the violators.” Kesakar said the ready-mix concrete plants, erected at construction sites of projects like Metro and roads, would be dismantled after completion of the work. He added that a committee of health officials would be formed to take steps to control respiratory diseases reported due to pollution.