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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Industries in UP to use Japanese Miyawaki method of afforestation to offset carbon emissions

In a bid to reduce the carbon footprint in the state and counterbalance the industrial carbon emissions, the government of Uttar Pradesh has directed all the industries present across the state, to adopt the Japanese Miyawaki afforestation technique. As per the order issued on Wednesday, strict action will be taken against those who fail to comply with the order including revoking of industry's license to operate.

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Almost 1 lakh trees to be planted in Lucknow to increase city's green cover & fight pollution

The 15th Finance Commission meeting was held this week, chaired by the Mayor of Lucknow and attended by the District Magistrate and Municipal Commissioner. In this meeting, around ₹75 crores have been allocated to projects that aim at increasing the green cover of Lucknow by developing 900 parks, improving its air quality with smog-guns and bettering the traffic system. 5 new towing machines, among other things, will be provided for it. The decisions taken by the state officials during the meeting, are detailed below.

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Kanpur, Jaipur, Lucknow & Mumbai tagged as 'environmentally vulnerable' cities by Maplecroft study

Indian cities have been facing environmental challenges, such as heatwaves and untimely rainfall, for several years now and these issues have been attributed to their dense population and high pollution levels. Backing these observations is a recent, 37-page report on 'City Risk Analysis' in the Environmental Risk Outlook 2021 study by Verisk Maplecroft. As per this report, Kanpur has been ranked 10th, followed by Jaipur (22nd), Lucknow (24th) and Mumbai (27th). With 43 Indian cities in the top 100, our country is the most at-risk nation in the world!

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