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Dehli may attempt artificial rain to fight pollution

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INS Monitoring Desk


In a bid to ease the deterioting situation in the national capital ,the authorities are planning to use ‘cloud seeding’ technology that will help to fight growing pollution.

According to Business Standard, trials are likely to start after November 10 when the severe air quality is expected to ease a bit.The effort has been commissioned by CPCB. ISRO, IIT Kanpur and Indian Meteorological Department.

The technique became well-known after it was used in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics, not just to have clear blue skies, but also to avert spoilsport rains.

The idea has been in the pipeline for quite some time now. In 2016, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had floated the idea of using artificial rains to cleanse the city’s air Again, as the air quality worsened during winters in 2017, several reports said authorities were preparing for a trial run. However, no such effort has been made yet.

Interestingly, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh was reported to be considering the use of artificial rain technology developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) after subdued monsoons this year.


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