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BMC to study greenhouse emissions

mumbai Updated: Feb 23, 2011 01:19 IST
Bhavika Jain

On the lines of international cities, a baseline survey on the greenhouse gas emission in the city will be conducted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

According to the proposal, the survey, which will last for two years and will cost an estimated Rs4.5 crore, will be carried out in 11 sectors that produce greenhouse gas — transportation, construction, industries, service industries, agriculture, energy, hospitals, commercial complexes, households and municipality.

Gases like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and its derivatives-nitrous oxide (NO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and vapours will be surveyed.

“The survey will identify activities in each of these sectors and collect activity data, determine direct and indirect emission, and also suggest remedies,” said a civic official.

Random samples will be drawn from each category and the teams will inspect the emission of greenhouse gases from electronic units installed inside factories, houses, hospitals and under construction buildings.

Emission reduction targets and emission reduction opportunities would also be identified.