Bengaluru: Driving home the seriousness of the threat posed by a depleting ozone layer , chairman of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Lakshman, on Saturday said not only industries but ordinary people too needed to work to protect it by restricting the use of air conditioners, among other things.
The chairman, who was speaking at an event to mark World Ozone Day in the city, dwelt on the depletion of the ozone layer and how imperative it was not only for industries but also people to cut down emission of chloro fluro carbons(CFC) that harmed it.
Mr Robert Grobeur, COO, AT&S, Mysuru, said that if honest initiatives were taken to save the ozone layer, it could return to the state it used to be in during the early 1990s.
“Restricting the use of coating material containing a solvent, which is considered to be an Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS), can be one step towards saving the precious layer,” he added.
Columnist, Nagesh Hegde regretted that India was ready to ape the USA and European countries in terms of style, but not in containing air pollution. “Why are we lagging behind in aping their measures to control pollution? A depleting ozone layer is one of the biggest threats to the environment,” he noted.