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Pollution Control and Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Jasmine Mary Ekka

ByJasmine Mary Ekka

Dec 6, 2020

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On December 2nd, we mark the 35th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy. This day is celebrated as National Pollution Control day. It is celebrated in the honor and memory of the thousands of people who lost their lives at the disastrous incident of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy which took place on the night of December 2, 1984 in which around 5 lakh people where exposed to these dangerous gases with zero protection. Out of these, over 2,000 died immediately on exposure while 25,000 people in all died painfully from exposure to these toxic chemicals.

After the gas leak was reported at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal, it was considered to be the biggest industrial pollution disaster in history.

On this day, a survey is done all over India to create awareness about the increasing pollution levels and educating people about how to control and manage industrial disasters.

According to the National Health Portal of India, every year around 7 million people globally die due to air pollution. 

The pollutants present in the air can potentially pass through the protective barriers present in the body and can damage your lungs, brain, and heart. 

Every year on National Pollution Day, we need to look at the top five most polluted places. It would be great if the Central Pollution Board also engaged in doing there work properly. Also, we must look at what we want to achieve in the next five years or even the next year to reduce the pollution, to remove it, to remediate it, to eliminate it, to prevent such pollution both here, and in other places.

The only way to prevent the social and natural condition of pollution is by taking some strict measures.

Several acts and rules have been already launched by the Government to control pollution levels in India.Individuals should also take part and contribute to the control of pollution by monitoring their daily activities that might be causing environmental pollution.

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