The state environment minister Ramdas Kadam has declared that the BMC will get carbon credits if the latter succeeds in eliminating carbon and PM – 10 from the air. Kadam made this announcement at the state assembly session today.
Among 94 cities, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Badlapur, Pune, Nagpur, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Jalna, Sangli, Kolhapur, Latur, Nashik and Solapur have made it to the list of cities which have highly polluted air. Maharashtra is the leading state in air pollution in the country.
BJP MLA Amit Satam and Atul Bhatkhalkar said that in all 17 cities, particulate matter (PM 10) has gone down.
BJP Mumbai president Ashish Shelar asked in the assembly that if BMC eliminates poisonous gases from the air, will BMC get carbon credits? Ramdas Kadam replied that the suggestion and is good and the state will work on it.