As the air quality worsens in Punjab, the temporary provincial government is making efforts to improve the Air Quality Index (AQI) and bring it back to a healthy level.
In the past few weeks, the air quality index (AQI) in Lahore has risen to extremely dangerous levels. To tackle this issue, the interim government has implemented stringent measures, such as the closure of markets and schools, as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce smog.
However, air quality in some of the densely populated areas of the province, particularly Lahore, hasn’t improved much. In a major decision, the provincial authorities recently announced a plan for artificial rain in the provincial capital.
The Punjab government has set aside Rs. 350 million for a specific purpose and is currently waiting for the approval of caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi.
The Finance Secretary has forwarded a summary to the caretaker Chief Minister for his approval. As per Amir Mir, who is the Caretaker Information Minister of Punjab, Chinese experts will soon come to assist the local administration.
Moshin Naqvi recently announced that if the conditions are favorable, Lahore could experience artificial rain on November 29.