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National Pollution Control Day – 2 December

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National Pollution Control Day – 2 December

India observes National Pollution Control Day on 2 December every year to remember the people who lost lives during the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The day is also called National Pollution Prevention Day.

What is pollution?

Pollution is when something harmful, dirty or unclean is found in water, air or land.

Why does India observe National Pollution Control Day on Dec 2?

* On National Pollution Day, we remember those affected by the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984.

* A poisonous gas called MIC (Methyl Isocyanate) and other chemicals got leaked from the factory of Union Carbide Chemical Plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Many people died after breathing these harmful gases or pollutants.

* Since then, the government has been making laws so that such industrial pollution and tragedies do not happen again.

How is this day observed?

  • On this day, several programmes are held to make people aware of pollution and how to stop it.
  • School, colleges and government offices observe this day with rallies and walks.

This year schools are making online awareness sessions among the students. On this day, let us also try and keep our environment clean and pollution-free.

Just like us, Mother Earth also has a right to live in a clean pollution-free world.  There are many rules, which have been framed to control pollution as urbanisation goes up. Various bodies are set-up and schemes are available to work on pollution control. To know more about the schemes, here is the official website of the Central Pollution Control Board. We can also make complaints and suggestions through this website.

Are you troubled by pollution around you? What steps do you take to keep your environment clean? Share your views, ideas through Art, Essay, Poems and stories on My Expressions.

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Comments: 4
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  2. naitikmorya says:

    I always keep my environment clean

    • curioustimes says:

      Dear Naitik

      Thanks for your lovely comments. We are glad that you keep your environment clean. Share with us more about what steps do you take to keep the environment clean.

      Stay Curious!

  3. Adityavardhan says:

    I like to read curious times and keep my environiment very clean and i like my environiment

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