Pollution Control Chiefs Push for Green Initiatives

Adarsh Pal Vig of the Punjab Pollution Control Board and Dr. Arup Kr. Misra of the Assam Pollution Control Board stress the need for environmental-centric policies at the 50th year celebration of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board.

Anusmita Bhattacharya
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Kolkata : At the West Bengal Pollution Control Board's 50th year celebration, Adarsh Pal Vig, chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), and Dr. Arup Kr. Misra, chairman of the Assam Pollution Control Board, delivered speeches advocating for environmental-centric initiatives.

Vig commended the efforts of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board in combating pollution and urged a shift towards environmental-centric growth. He emphasized the importance of expanding resources, enhancing monitoring, and promoting self-regulation to safeguard nature. Vig stressed the collective responsibility of all stakeholders in adopting traditional Indian practices for sustainability and waste reduction.

Dr. Misra asserted Vig's sentiments, highlighting the imperative of transitioning to renewable energy sources. He criticized the overreliance on fossil fuels, calling it unsustainable. Dr. Misra urged a focus on meeting the needs of the populace over profit, emphasizing the significance of renewable energy for a sustainable future.

Both chairmen underscored the cultural heritage's role in environmental preservation. Vig referenced the legacy of Srimanta Sankardev in Assamese culture, linking it to Bengali traditions' similar environmental values. Dr. Misra emphasized the need to integrate cultural wisdom into modern environmental policies to ensure effective and sustainable preservation efforts.

Their collective call to action aims to propel India towards a greener and more sustainable future, ensuring the long-term health and protection of the environment for generations to come.