Jharkhand to cut down pollution levels by imposing additional tax on owners with multiple vehicles
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 06-Jun-2017

Ranchi, June 6: Earth’s temperature has been shifting rapidly. The icebergs in Greenland are melting away and the pollution levels are rising across all the major countries in the world. With the abundant damage to the global climate, Jharkhand government takes the first step to cut down the air pollution level in the environment. The Jharkhand government has decided to formulate rules for charging additional tax on people who own more than one vehicle.

"Those keeping more than one vehicle have to pay more tax for the second one. Regulations will be formulated soon," Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Monday.

Taking the issue on Twitter, the chief minister said increasing numbers of vehicles are a problem to the traffic system as well as pollution.

A task force will be set up for coordination among all departments and it will work for an environment audit under the leadership of the Chief Secretary, Das said.

"Increasing temperatures are a cause of concern for us, which is also changing our life style," the CM said while addressing a programme on forest, environment and climate change on the occasion of World Environment Day.

"If we don't realise now, then the world will not be liveable and the next generation will not spare us," he said. The government has made many acts, but now actions are required, the chief minister said. Das said the state government is also encouraging clean energy.