IMPHAL, Sept 16 - World Ozone Day was observed under the aegis of Directorate of Environment, Department of Forests and GP Women�s College, here today. In this connection, a day-long programme was organised at the College premises.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Forests and Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Thounaojam Shyamkumar expressed the need to plant more trees to safeguard the Earth from the green house affect, besides reducing the use of the chemicals which are responsible for ozone layer depletion.
According to Prof N Rajmuhon Singh of Manipur University, Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), which is commonly used in refrigerator, airconditioners, paints and cosmetics, has affected the ozone layer.
�To overcome the problem, the Montreal Protocol was signed which was aimed at reducing the rapid use of CFC in order to protect the environment,� he said.