Ministry to execute many environmental quality control measures

Government of PakistanMinistry to execute many environmental quality control measures

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Ministry of climate change has planned number of Environmental Quality Control Measures to be executed in the fiscal year 2017-18 for ensuring better environment and introducing latest technology in the country.

The major Environmental Quality Control Measures included Level of suspended particulate matter PM 1.0 and PM 2.5 shall be brought within limits of Ambient Air Quality Standards. Provincial Governments will develop and implement Clean Air Programme for their major cities, an official source told APP.

He said, all industrial facilities shall be well-designed, well installed, efficiently operated and maintained air cleaning devices and Haze and smog formation will be curtailed by tapping sources of ammonia, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides emission.

Air quality of all major cities shall continuously be monitored and disseminated to general public. The fresh water sources will be categorized and protected against pollution, he added.

It is informed that all major cities will install sewage treatment plants. The treated water will be used for agriculture and horticulture purposes. Cleaner Production techniques will be adopted by industry to minimize pollution generation. Federal and Provincial Governments will ensure that at least 70 percent industrial wastewater be treated by 2025 before discharge into water bodies.

Wastewater Discharge limits shall be imposed on industry to conserve water and reduce pollution load. Provincial Cleaner Production Centers will be established to promote water minimization, recycling and waste exchange.

Investment windows and incentive schemes shall be announced to encourage installation of treatment plants to achieve the environmental targets.

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