Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Saturday said that it is the responsibility of every citizen to keep rising pollution levels in check. He said that this can only be done if citizens recognise their role in safeguarding the earth from the harm of rising pollution levels.
Rosaiah had earlier flagged off the 'Green Rally' from the chief minister's camp office, in which students and activists of many welfare organisations took part. He later addressed the gathering at the Green Rally organized by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and the Department of Environment, Forests, Science and Technology, Government of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Rosaiah said that increased numbers of industries are contributing to rising pollution levels, and that industrial norms are being flouted each day.
He called on each citizen to recognise that he had an important part to play in making the world pollution-free. He said that this would be the legacy of the present generation to posterity.
He also announced that the government will come up with various programs to create awareness among the people about the harmful effects of pollution.
The CM flagged off the Green Rally from the CM's camp office on Saturday morning. Several prominent schools and social organizations took part in the rally.