Muzaffarpur. A native of Muzaffarpur and Deputy Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Shri Chandra Bhushan, was honoured with Ozone Award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the 30th anniversary function of the Montreal Protocol in Canada on 24 November, 2017. An international jury made up of eminent leaders selected the awardees which also included the late ex- Union Environment Minister, Anil Madhav Dave.
Mr. Bhushan had played a landmark role in bringing about the Kigali Agreement in October 2016. The Kigali amendment, seeks to phase down climate-warming refrigerants hydrofluorocarbons(HFCs), and will enter into force on January 1, 2019.
Apart from this, Mr Bhushan has been instrumental in bringing change in his home state Bihar by the ‘Swachhta Swasthya Samridhi’ initiative in co-operation with MMC and ITC Ltd. which aims to make Muzaffarpur, Bihar the cleanest cities of the country. On December 15, 2016, the ‘Swachhtha Swasthya Samridhi’ programme was launched in Muzaffarpur. Under the programme, 49 wards of the city are to be transformed into clean wards by December 2017. As of now, 16 wards of the city are segregating at source. In past few months, the city has shown tremendous improvements in cleanliness.
“We want Muzaffarpur to be quoted as an example of effective waste management and sanitation in Bihar – a model that can be replicated in not only other cities and towns of Bihar but the whole of North India,” said Bhushan. “Our goal is to make Muzaffarpur one of the cleanest cities in India,” he added.
– Appan Samachar News Network