As per a report by The Times of India, an official of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) who is based in Navi Mumbai, said, "Noting when the fire at Butcher Island began, and when Uran started getting black rain, it is safe to say that smoke coming out of the (burning diesel) may have caused coloured rain in Uran. There are no major industrial units in Uran taluka. So, industrial emissions can't be held responsible. Of course, there is an ONGC power plant, but it is not coal-based and is eco-friendly."
On asking the IMD Colaba about black rain seen by citizens, the director of the IMD's Colaba weather observatory, Ajay Kumar, said, "The phenomenon of getting coloured rain occurs sometimes due to various factors. Coloured rainwater has been seen in Kerala. Our officials have not yet gone to Uran, where we don't have an observatory."
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