The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in a tie-up with the UK government has opened an office of climate change cell at it’s headquarter.
Senior officials of KMC said for the first time in India, the office of climate change cell has been opened.
A software application relating to climate change cell was also inaugurated in the city. People can download this application on their mobile phone within one month.
Member and mayor-in-council Debasish Kumar, who was present at the inauguration of the climate change cell, said that for the first time in the country an application relating to the weather and climate had been introduced in the city.
People will get to know about the weather alert by clicking this particular application on their mobile phones.
“The city dwellers will also be able to know about the latest change in the climate and the carbon level in the air from this app. To decrease the level of carbon the KMC has stressed on the use of non-conventional energies. Solar lights will be installed in around 16 parks in the city,” Kumar said.
It may be mentioned that KMC had earlier tied up with the British government to launch a road map for develop the city as a “low-carbon and climate resilient city. The city played an important role to tackle climate change.
British government had agreed to help the state by sharing their expertise after the Chief Minister during her visit to London stressed on the ties between the two countries. KMC signed a memorandum of understanding with UK in which their government agreed to provide financial assistance to the state.