Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced slew of measures to check growing air pollution in the state.
Adityanath directed to take steps to deal with air pollution in order to create artificial rain using latest technology in Lucknow, with the help of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Among the other measures, Adityanath ordered water sprinkling on roads, ban on burning of crop residue, and creating awareness on pollution in rural areas.
The UP CM directed to run an awareness campaign till 15th January on air pollution, through FM/community radio.
Adityanath also directed Municipal Corporations to implement complete ban on garbage burning in urban areas.
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board had ordered suspension of work in 123 industrial units, including eight sugar mills, in the district till November 14.
The step was taken on the directive of the National Green Tribunal as these units they had been violating pollution control norms, an official of the state pollution control board said.
Registration of 10 to 15-years-old vehicles in the district was also cancelled to curb pollution. Also around 200 vehicles was fined for violating pollution control norms, a transport department official said.