WBPCB plans to offer gas connection to roadside food vendors


WBPCB plans to offer gas connection to roadside food vendors

To reduce air pollution, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) plans to offer gas connections to roadside food vendors who use coal or wood fired ovens (open chullahs) for cooking.

WBPCB secretary Rajesh Kumar said the pollution control body plans to offer environment-friendly LPG cylinders to food vendors with the support of oil psus like Indian Oil Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation.

Kumar said this during a recent meeting with concern for Calcutta, a statement issued by the NGO said on Monday.

The WBPCB secretary said legal action would be taken against hawkers if they continue to use solid fuels. Read More

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