NATIONAL POLLUTION PREVENTION DAY is observed annually on 2 nd DECEMBER in memory of the people who lost their lives in the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The horrific industrial accident took place due to the leak of Methyl Isocyanate gas in the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant on the night of December 2–3. According to the National Health Portal of India, around 7 million people across the globe die every year due to air pollution. Bhopal gas tragedy is said to be one of the world’s worst industrial disasters to date. Hence, the day is observed to spread awareness on managing and controlling industrial disasters, preventing the pollution produced by industrial processes or human negligence.

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