Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday urged people of the national capital to take a vow to not only reduce air pollution, but bring down water, land and noise pollution as well in order to make the city pollution free.
His tweet came on the occasion of ‘National Pollution Control Day’, which is being observed on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan urged people to adopt green good deeds and an environmental-friendly lifestyle to help curb pollution.
The ‘National Pollution Control Day’ is observed in memory of those who died in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, which occurred on the intervening night of December 2 and 3 in 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) plant in the Madhya Pradesh capital.
More than 500,000 were exposed to the toxic gases while nearly 4,000 lost their lives. However, unofficial figures state that thousands more have died in the following years. Those who survived this disaster continue to live with severe health problems.