Centre, city Govt to launch joint drive to clean air

| | New Delhi

Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that the Centre, along with the Delhi Government, will launch a two-week long joint campaign for clean air in the national Capital next month. The Minister said that a team consisting of 70 officials from Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry and the Delhi Government will initiate the campaign from February 10 onwards.

Experts from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), along with civic bodies, will also join in, he said.  “The campaign seeks to sensitise ground-level functionaries and general public to enforce the habit of environmental protection,” he said at a meeting on mitigation of air pollution here.



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