New Delhi: Members of Parliament from different parties got together in the capital on Thursday at the University of Chicago Centre to discuss air pollution and suggested forming a group of parliamentarians who could take the discussion forward.

The roundtable, co-hosted by the office of Gaurav Gogoi in partnership with the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India), was attended by more than 10 MPS like Jairam Ramesh, chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Forest (INC); Jagadambika Pal, chairman parliamentary committee on urban development (BJP); RAm Mohan Naidu (TDP), Dr Kakoli Ghosh (AITMC), Dr T Sumathy (DMK) and K J Alphons (BJP), among others.

Representatives from research groups, think tanks, non-profits, medical fraternity also took part in the discussion about health impacts of air pollution, innovations in environmental regulations and ways to tackle air pollution through legal and regulatory reforms.

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