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Portal, helpline no. soon for pollution-related plaints

Gurugram: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board will soon be launching a portal and a helpline number where people can register their pollution related complaints. The proposal came after demands were raised by many denizens that there was not a single centre to them where they can register their complaints.
The absence of a local communication medium resulted in most of the citizens sharing their grievances of city's air either in Chief Minister window or through other social media platforms. Like other areas in national capital region, the residents of Gurugram too have to bear the brunt of inhaling deeply toxic air that has high concentration of poisonous substances suspended in it.
Recently, a group of 25,000 citizens signed a petition on poor air quality levels of Gurugram and handed it over to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) commissioner V Umashankar. Notably, out of this large group of the concerned citizen, there were over 2500 school children.
Besides pollution, a group of students has also been proactive in bringing a solution against city's poor waste segregation system. In certain residential societies, some of the children volunteered in collecting the electronic waste items and recycling it for better usage.
At a time when Gurugram and areas around it are grappling with the challenges of air pollution that seems to be only worsening, the biggest brunt of it has been faced by young children.

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