Srinagar: Peoples’ Environmental Council (PEC), a Srinagar based group of subject matter specialists and concerned citizens, in collaboration with the University of Kashmir organized a webinar on “Air Quality in Kashmir: Status, Source, and Implications” on Sunday, December27, 2020.
Prof. Talat Ahmad Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir was the Chief Guest of the Webinar. Prof. Talat Ahmad in his opening remarks deliberated on the deteriorating air quality of the Kashmir valley as witnessed by him during his two tenures as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir. Prof. Talat Ahmad emphasized the need for an integrated approach involving experts across the relevant disciplines to scientifically address the issues. Vice-Chancellor in his address appreciated the role of PEC for organizing a webinar on this important subjectof Air pollution and offered continuous support to PEC for similar activities. The webinar was chaired by the Chairman PEC G H Kango IFS Retd. and Co-chaired by Prof. A R Yousuf Chair Webinar-Organizing Committee of PEC. Qazi Shugufta Member PEC, former Director Finance and Audit J&K Govt. was the rapporteur of the webinar. The webinar was hosted by Dr.Arshid Jahangir Sr. Assistant Professor University of Kashmir and moderated by SakibQadri Convenor PEC. Ms. Tanveer Jahan Spokesperson PEC gave the vote of thanks at the end.