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NATIONAL POLLUTION PREVENTION DAY

Written by Talent KAS

Related Topic in KAS Prelims Syllabus:

Environment [Paper-II]: Issues and concerns related to environment, its legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the National and the International level

Context

December 2 is observed annually as National Pollution Prevention Day every year in India.

Why it is observed on December 2?

  • The day is observed in the memory of people who lost their lives in Bhopal gas tragedy
  • Bhopal gas tragedy occurred in the year 1984 on the night of 2–3 December
  • Many people died due to poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanate (MIC)
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy is considered as one of biggest industrial pollution disasters

Objectives of the day

  • To spread awareness on managing and controlling industrial disasters
  • To prevent the pollution produced by industrial processes or human negligence
  • To make people and industries aware about the importance of pollution control acts

[Source: India Today, gcpcenvis.nic.in]

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