Nirmal: Minister for Forest and Environment Allola Indrakaran on Wednesday said everyone must strive to protect the ozone layer, which filters harmful rays. The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on September 16 every year.
Indrakaran opined that humans would exist on the planet only if the ozone layer was protected, stating that it could be achieved by maintaining the ecological balance. The layer acts like a roof to a house and protects us from all kinds of weather. It’s a part of nature. Our lives would be at stake if it is damaged, he added.
The Minister further said that the government was taking a slew of measures for reducing pollution and protecting the layer, citing Harita Haram as example. The Telangana State Pollution Control Board was committed to conserving the environment, besides preventing air and water pollution. It was creating awareness among the public over the cause.
He stated that the layer was affected due to the release of chloro-fluoro carbons emitted from refrigerators, air-conditioners and aeroplanes. Their release could be mitigated by reducing usage of these appliances and flights.
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