India achieved complete phase out of ozone depleting chemicals

The government announced the prohibition of the import of HCFC-141 b and has completely phased out the important ozone-depleting chemical.
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Updated: Jan 23,2020 06:22:45 pm

India achieved complete phase out of ozone depleting chemicals

23 January 2020 Current Affairs:India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b. HCFC-141b is not produced in India and all the domestic requirements are met through imports. The government announced the prohibition of the import of HCFC-141 b and has completely phased out the important ozone-depleting chemical.

HCFC-141 b:
♦ It is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). 
♦ HCFC-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams.
♦ India has decided to make provide environment-friendly and energy-efficient technologies and phase out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs).
♦ India is one of the few countries globally and a pioneer in some cases in the use of technologies, which are non-Ozone Depleting and have a low Global Warming Potential (GWP).
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