Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 13
Concerned over the rising level of air pollution and keeping in mind the directions of the Air Quality Management Commission, Haryana has identified 1,485 units in NCR districts of Haryana to switch to cleaner fuels, including PNG.
The initiative can also be extended to non-polluting units where pipelines are available to supply such fuels.
Sources said the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), which prepared the list of such units, had told the industries department that out of the total units identified, 552 were already operating on “cleaner” fuels, While 933 is yet to be switched. .
With these units mainly dependent on wood, coal, coke, cow dung and oil (diesel, kiln oil and other processed oils), the sources said district officials of industries department along with HSPCB are visiting these units. Were were switch on.
“The NGT is of the view that all units (polluting and non-polluting) should go for clean fuel, if they have access to it,” an official said. In Faridabad and Gurugram, 186 and 163 units respectively have already switched to PNG.