ncr: Ias Officers & Experts Discuss Ncr Pollution, Urban Planning | Chandigarh News

Chandigarh: In an attempt to have a better understanding of pollution and its associated impact on urban planning in NCR, the Haryana IAS Officers Association on Saturday brought experts, academicians, and the administrative wing of the state government together on a single platform to share their ideas and opinions during a first-of-its-kind seminar and discussion on ‘Pollution and Urban Planning Issues in NCR’ held here on Saturday. Subject experts and bureacurats not just discussed the problems of air, ground and water emerging from the changing face of the NCR and development, but also reviewed the current scenario in Haryana and the measures to be taken to ensure ecological balance and good quality living in the NCR .
Chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal, also the association president, said these seminars not only provided a golden opportunity of bringing together the administrative wing and experts to share expertise, but it also encouraged the spirit to collectively brainstorm innovative solutions. “Post Covid, today’s seminar becomes more important as for almost two years virtual mode has remained key communication mode for us. Hence, I am sure that such seminars would certainly prove to be a millstones in having a better understanding of the role of governance in a changing milieu with a special focus on bringing together pioneering minds” he added. Prominent among those who shared this expertise in the seminar included the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas chairperson MM Kutty and Haryana State Pollution Control Board chairman P Raghavendra Rao.
Kutty Lauds Haryana
Lauding the efforts of the Haryana government to curb stubble burning, Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas chairperson MM Kutty said the state had shown significant progress in controlling stubble burning.
Ensure meticulous implementation: Rao
Addressing the officers, Haryana State Pollution Control Board chairperson P Raghavendra Rao talked about the governance aspects of tackling the pollution issue. “Young officers play a pivotal role in chalking out te strategies, rules and regulations related to air quality. Therefore, consent management becomes a significant area for every officer,” he added.
Meanwhile, the director of National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Prof Jagan Shah, gave an elaborate presentation on air quality and health impacts.


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