The Punjab government is considering the plan to use “artificial rain” for curbing the severe smog levels in Lahore. It is to be noted that, the plan of using the “artificial rain” by the government of Punjab is to ease the smog situation in the provincial capital, that has emerged on Friday.
The information about the following has been revealed through the meeting held by the Interim Environment Minister of Punjab, Bilal Iqbal, to explore an innovative approach for addressing the persistent smog issue.
The talks about this took place after Lahore has been named among most polluted cities across globe, with residents enduring unhealthy air quality levels throughout the day.
As per the statement released by the provincial ministry, a consultation meeting was held to consider the feasibility of the artificial rain.
The minister instructed the formation of a working group to supervise the initiative for artificial rain by November 28 and 29, 2023.
He added that the working group had been assigned the responsibility of evaluating measures to facilitate the deployment of aircraft for the artificial rain.
Along with this, the Environment Minister of Punjab, also added that the crucial necessity of cloud presence for the successful execution of “artificial rain.”
Caretaker Minister of Education, Mansoor Qadir, present at the meeting, asserted that the working group would thoroughly analyze all facets of the initiative and their ultimate recommendations would be submitted to the chief minister for approval.
About the Artificial Rain
Artificial rain, which is also known as cloud seeding, is a weather modification technique that is aiming for increasing precipitation from clouds by dispersing substances, typically silver or potassium iodide, into air to provide a surface for water vapour to condense onto. The increased condensation leads to the formation of larger water droplets that eventually fall as the rain.