A smog control room in Lahore has been established by the Ministry of Climate Change to make sure that there is regular monitoring of smog. Smog causes health problems for people in various areas of the province in the winter season.
According to the report, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam stated that the way forward to fight smog has begun.
He stated that there would be a constant check on the crop burning, transport and industrial emissions, brick kilns, and cross-border emissions which are the major reasons.
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According to Malik Amin, this highly needed tech has been given to farmers to help them in avoiding the burning of paddy crop residue and instead convert the residue into organic fertilizer in order to boost the fertility of their farmlands.
He stated that technology is also being launched across Pakistan under the government’s project for Mechanized Management of Rice Crop Residue. For this thirty billion rupees are being spent for payment of 50,000 units of rice straw shredder.