Chandrapur : Pollution in the city is reduced for two years in a row due to lockdowns during the Corona transition period. However, during the five months from January to May, the city of Chandrapur had 45 good days and 98 pollution days. The industrial cities of Chandrapur, Tadali, Ghuggus and Ballarpur were contaminated for only 33 days and 115 days. The number of polluted days appears to be high as the Pollution Control Board does not make efforts to reduce pollution.
The pollution in the city of Chandrapur and its surroundings is constantly increasing again. According to the five-month data from the Pollution Control Board from January to May 2022, the air pollution in Chandrapur city started to increase again after the Kovid closure during Chandrapur 2020-2021. In the 151 days from January to May, Chandrapur gets 47 good days and 98 pollution days. Of 151 days of summer, only 33 days and 115 days are polluted in the industrial area near the city. Environmentalist and President of Green Planet Society Pvt. Voiced by Suresh Chopne. Corona has reduced industrial and civil pollution in the last two years. Now that all the transactions have started, the contamination is on the rise. Chandrapur, Tadali, Ghuggus and Ballarpur are the four industrial areas in Chandrapur district that have been declared as highly polluted areas continuously for the past 12 years. Although many action plans have been drawn up, there is no Persian improvement in pollution. Even today, Chandrapur’s SEPI score (CEPI) is 74.41 and is second in Maharashtra. District industries measure their pollution. Board and KPN Circles measure pollution independently. An air pollution measurement system was installed in the city of Chandrapur and the industrial area of Khutala. The determination of the air quality index implies a minimum of 3 pollutants and a maximum of 6 pollutants. The pollution index (AQI) of the city of Chandrapur for the last 5 months is as follows. According to data from the city’s Pollution Measurement Center for 2022, January has 13 good days and 18 polluted days (including 2 very polluted days). February has 13 good days and 15 bad days. March has 6 good days and 25 bad days. In April, 8 days are good and 17 days are dirty.
In May, 7 days are good and 23 days are polluted. In the last 5 months, out of 151 days, 47 days were healthy and 98 days were contaminated. The statistics of the remaining days are not available. According to pollution statistics recorded in Khutala industrial area, January has 10 good days and 21 polluted days (3 heavily polluted days), 27 out of 28 polluted days in February, 30 out of 31 polluted days in March, 13 good days and 17 polluted days in April (highly polluted). 3 days).
In May, 10 days are good and 20 days are dirty. Of the total 151 days in the last five months in the Khutala area, 33 days were good and 113 days were polluted. The statistics of the remaining days are not available.
Fear of growth in the city of Ghughhus
Ghughhus is the most polluted town in the district. Ninety percent of the people in Ghughhus suffer from various ailments due to the Vekoli and Lloyd Metals coal mines. ACC Cement Company has also contributed a lot to the pollution of the city. Now Lloyd Metals is expanding the project. So the pollution in this city is going to increase in a very bad way. At that time, representatives of the local town and people had to oppose the expansion in a public hearing. However, no one objected at the public hearing. As a result, the project will now be here. This has further increased the risk of contamination.
Pollution in Chandrapur city is caused by gasoline, diesel vehicles, road dust, waste incineration, coal incineration, construction and to some extent dust from thermal power plants. Pollution can be reduced if citizens take the initiative to do so. Pollution can be reduced through the use of battery-powered vehicles and bicycles, the use of street cleaning machines, the construction of roads, the banning of sand and earth, the non-incineration of waste and coal in the city, the improvement of all the old sets of thermal power plants, etc. .
– Suresh Chopane, President, Green Planet Society, Chandrapur.