Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launches Star Rating Program for Industries to Reduce Pollution

Odisha is the first state in India to rate industries based on continuously monitored emissions data.

To clean up the air, the Odisha Government today launched a Star Rating system for industries. This first-of-its-kind transparency initiative in the state will categorize industries from 1-star to 5-stars, with 1-star being the least compliant and 5-stars being the most compliant to the pollution standards set by the regulator. Along with informing residents and industries, the program aims to strengthen the Odisha State Pollution Control Board’s (SPCB Odisha) regulatory efforts to reduce pollution.