Media Mention•Jun 05, 2019
System to Check Particulate Air Pollution Launched
Business Standard reports on the launch of the Surat Emissions Trading Scheme and it's features, with inputs from IANS
Gujarat on Wednesday launched the world’s first emissions trading system for particulate pollution, the single greatest threat to human health globally, officials said.
It’s a market-based system where the government sets a limit on emissions and allows industries to buy and sell permits to stay below the cap.
The pilot programme launched on World Environment Day will be a model for the rest of India and the world as a means of reducing air pollution and facilitating robust economic growth.