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Draft clean air act presented for immediate approval

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The draft suggests the DoE shall prepare a time-bound National Air Quality Management Plan The draft of “clean air act-2019” proposes that the government announce the names of critical areas in regard to the Air Quality Index (AQI), and the head of any government entity be held responsible for violating the law. 

Section 7 of the law says that the government may declare an area as a critical (non-attainment) or special control one if air quality deteriorates in the particular area or it needs specific attention to get rid of the situation.   According to section 27 of the draft, if an offence is committed by any government agency, its head will be considered guilty of the violating the law, and held liable to face punishment accordingly. Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) prepared the draft law and presented it at a workshop at a Dhaka hotel on Thursday.  

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