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Vehicular Traffic and Environmental Pollution in Garo Hills: A Case Study of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemistry, Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Zoology, Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya, INDIA
  • 3 Department of Zoology, Srikishan Sarda College, Hailakandi, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 5-8, August,10 (2013)

Abstract

Meghalaya is abundant in natural beauty, with a population of 29.64 lakh and a literacy rate of 75.48. Although 90% of the populations are aware of the pollution only 25% of the indigenous people who are connected with education and related to vehicles had taken steps to protect the environment. The people of Garo Hills are close to nature and yet far from it in modern understanding, especially to pollution and is vulnerable to destruction by the ill effects of smoke and toxic gas pollution of vehicles.

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