Maharashtra has 17 polluted cities, highest among states

  • | Friday | 11th January, 2019

The 17 cities are Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Badlapur, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Nashik , Navi Mumbai, Sangli, Solapur and Ulhasnagar. Details obtained by Greenpeace India under RTI revealed that action plans for all 17 cities were ‘missing’. NAGPUR: Maharashtra , with 17 cities, tops the environment ministry’s list of 102 non- attainment cities where pollution levels are not meeting the set standards.The National Clean Air Programme , which was launched by the ministry on Thursday, states these cities have to mandatorily submit cityspecific action plans to combat air pollution. CPCB’s records show that though Mumbai, Pune, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalna, Kolhapur and Laturhad submitted their plans, they were rejected and asked to re-submit. In Vidarbha, Nagpur, Akola, Amravati and Chandrapur are the most polluting cities.In August last year, TOI reported despite having the highest number of polluted cities, the state had no mitigation plan.

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