New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (October 4, 2021) announced an action plan to tackle air pollution in the national capital. The ten-point “winter action plan” includes the formation of teams to check garbage burning, dust and vehicular emissions.
Addressing the press, the Delhi CM claimed that the central government and neighboring states did nothing to stop stubble burning by farmers, which would lead to air pollution during the winter season.
Additionally, CM Kejriwal appealed to the Center and neighboring states to ensure free spraying of bio-decomposer for in-situ management of crop residues, as was being done by his government in Delhi.
The AAP leader further appealed to the governments to work together to clean the air. CM Arvind Kejriwal It was learned that the Delhi government has constituted 75 teams to inspect construction sites to check dust pollution and there will also be special teams to monitor pollution hotspots in the city.
“We implemented Graded Response Action Plan in Delhi. We have formed 75 teams as part of anti-dust operation to review the situation and punish those who violate the guidelines. We are studying the effect of smog tower of delhi And if the result is good, more towers will be installed,” said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
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Steps will also be taken to remove the problem of jam on 64 roads identified to reduce vehicular pollution. He said that the pollution control (PUC) will be strictly followed with the formation of 500 teams to check the vehicles.
A total of 250 teams have been formed to stop the burning of garbage in the city. Also, strengthening of green war rooms and public awareness campaign will be part of the winter action plan, Kejriwal said.
The Chief Minister said that following in the footsteps of Delhi, NCR regions will also be provided with round the clock power supply to ensure use of CNG vehicles, use of clean fuel in thermal plants and other industries, monitoring of hotspots and curbing the use of diesel. Should do generator
He said that air pollution is under control in Delhi at present but it will start increasing in winters due to stubble burning in neighboring states.
(with agency input)