Express News Service

PATNA: In a belated but much-needed move aimed at ensuring better air quality, the state government in Bihar has finalised a plan to set up eight more new air quality monitoring units in different cities including Patna by November this year.

The Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) has been assigned with the task or setting up these units at the estimated cost of Rs 16.96 crores.

Sharing this, deputy CM, Sushil Kumar Modi, who is also looking after the environment, forest and climate change ministry, said that four new additional air quality monitoring units in Patna besides one already functional and one each in  Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Darbhanga.

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