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March 4, 2020

30% Reduction in Air Pollution by 2024 at Kalinganagar

The AQLI finds the average life expectancy of Kalinga Nagar residents could increase three years if WHO air quality standards are met.

Kalinganagar in Odisha’s Jajpur district is one of the 122 cities (non-attainment cities) in India that are worst affected by air pollution.

In the recently released Odisha Star Rating, 5 out of the 6 participating industries from Kalinga Nagar have been rated as one star (lowest environment complaint). According to the University of Chicago’s Air Quality Life Index, the average life expectancy of Kalinga Nagar residents could increase three years if WHO air quality standards are met.

The situation at Kalinga Nagar is critical. But under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), State Pollution Control Board is aiming at reducing the air pollution by 30% by 2024 at Kalinga Nagar, said Er. Pramod Kumar Behera, Regional Officer, State Pollution Control Board, Kalinganar.

He was addressing at an awareness workshop jointly organised by State Pollution Control Board, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) and Tata Center for Development at UChicago (TCD).

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