People should use more electric vehicles to curb pollution: Javadekar

The Centre has upgraded the fuel standards to BS-VI in a bid to fight pollution, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday and urged people to shift to electric vehicles.

Speaking at a webinar on the first ever ‘International Day of Clean Air For Blue Skies’, Javadekar also urged the states to come up with specific plans of how to reduce pollution in their respective cities.

“We did not have to celebrate blue skies day earlier but with industrialisation and huge increase in population, number of vehicles, waste and dust, pollution has also gone up,” he said, adding that more public transport could lessen pollution

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