18th October, 2017, New Delhi: Committed to bringing down vehicular pollution during the festive season of Diwali, SIAM – the apex body of automobile manufacturers – organised a two-day free pollution checking camp in the National Capital.
A two day free Pollution Under Control (PUC) check-up camp drive was organised across various service centres of automobile manufacturers on 16th and 17th October 2017. The primary focus of the drive was to ensure that there is a minimal impact of vehicular pollution during these critical days and was to make awareness to general public about keeping air pollution under control through regular vehicular checks and ensure a cleaner environment for everyone. As a part of this drive, 134 service centres of various SIAM Members, participated in the pre-Diwali check-up camp. This was in response to a call by Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India, to engage all stakeholders to check pollution levels in NCR prior to ongoing festival season, when the air quality level becomes extremely poor.
Every year during Diwali, the air quality gets worse due to toxic gases from fire crackers and farm fire raging in the rural belt of North India. As a pro-active measure from the automobile industry and with support from SIAM member companies, this initiative is expected to encourage vehicle users to ensuring proper maintenance of their vehicles.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is a not-for-profit apex national body representing all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. SIAM works towards supporting sustainable development of the Indian Automobile Industry with the vision that India emerges as the destination of choice in the world for design and manufacture of automobiles. It also works towards facilitating enhancement of the competitiveness of the Indian Automobile Industry, reducing cost of vehicles, increasing productivity and achieving global standards of quality.