In a first in India, industries in Maharashtra will be on regular monitoring of particulate matter and other air pollutants and they will get government rating based on their emission levels.

For this, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) on Monday released a first-of-its-kind five-star rating system that aims to identify and share information on pollution with the public and the respective industry. June 5 is World Environment Day.

Researchers from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Yale University and the Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard University have worked closely with the MPCB to develop the project that aims to use technology to minimise the health and environmental hazards….