Special teams to curb stubble burning in Kolkata – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: To stop the nuisance of stubble burning, which is causing heavy air pollution across New Town, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has decided to form air pollution resistance groups.
The authorities discussed the matter with all stakeholders and decided that the officials and security staff of Eco Park will co-ordinate with bird watchers, local NGOs, police and locals to check stubble burning.
“If anybody notices attempts to burn stubble, s/he will pass on the details with photos for quick action,” said an official.
NKDA has also engaged youths with motorcycles as volunteers who will keep an eye on any such nuisance both during day and night. “They will try to identify those who are burning the stubble garbage, plastics, used PPE and other waste on isolated plots. They will also be instrumental in curbing illegal parking,” said an official.
NKDA also plans to conduct drone surveillance across the township to try to identify violators, he said.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/special-teams-to-curb-stubble-burning-in-kolkata/articleshow/79123968.cms