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US Embassy to hold workshop in Lucknow to discuss ‘air pollution in North India’

LUCKNOW || The US embassy would be holding a two-day workshop in the state capital on May 25-26 on ‘combating air pollution in North India’, an official said on Tuesday. The workshop is being organized by the Research Triangle International, USA in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

US embassy in DelhiOther than the principal secretary (Environment) Sanjiv Saran, the work shop would also be attended by officials of the UP Pollution Control Board and Jonathan Kessler, senior diplomat, of the US embassy.

The workshop in Lucknow is part of a series of such events organised by the US embassy in other cities beginning may 17. These workshops, a communique said, ” support President Obama and Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to develop cooperative efforts to study the effects of air pollution”.

The workshops are being held in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Lucknow. “The objective of these workshops is to provide a forum to initiate and strengthen collaboration between US and Indian air quality experts, consider best practices to combat air pollution in North India, and build consensus and strategy for follow-on action” the communique further said.