GUWAHATI: Assam Congress MP from Nagaon Pradyut Bordoloi said the high level of black carbon in Guwahati is a “worrying trend”.
“Worrying trend of high levels of black carbon in Guwahati,” said Assam Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi.
Expressing concern over the severe air pollution in Assam’s Guwahati city, Pradyut Bordoloi said he would take up the issue in Parliament.
Bordoloi added that the previous session of Parliament also submitted a notice under Rule 377 to discuss this matter.
However, his notice did not receive any response.
“She submitted a notice under Article 377 in the previous session but unfortunately we did not get a response. We intend to continue raising it in the coming sessions,” said Assam Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi.
“Black carbon is a major contributor to global warming, with a second warming effect to carbon dioxide,” the Assam MP said in his previous announcement.
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He added: “Recent studies have shown that increased black carbon emissions in Northeast India have led to a decrease in light pre-monsoon rainfall and an increase in heavy rainfall.”
“Independent research has also shown a link between high levels of black carbon pollution in Guwahati with rapid glacier melting.”
“In the Brahmaputra river basin region, signatures of black carbon, formed from incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biomass and biofuels, have been observed in vehicle exhaust, brick kilns, tea gardens and biomass burning and agriculture.”
“Given the dual impact of black carbon on climate change and air pollution, there is a need for urgent and strengthened measures to reduce and eliminate emissions.”
“This should include the continuous improvement and monitoring of emissions as well as measures to ensure the effective implementation of clean cooking and fuel transportation such as raising the fuel efficiency standards of vehicles, stopping diesel vehicles and accelerating the use of LPG for cooking.”