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Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday reviewed the Ambient Air Quality status in view of ongoing festival season, burning of agricultural residue in neighboring States, adverse or non-supporting metrological conditions and onset of winter.
“Diwali is just a week away and agricultural residue burning in neighbouring States is continuing unabated,” stated Delhi Government press release, adding, “This may impact Delhi’s air quality and cumulative effect of use of fire crackers and emission from other anthropogenic sources may lead to a more deteriorated condition.”
During the review meeting with officers of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Hussian expressed concern about the Ambient Air Quality conditions since first week of October, since Delhi is facing poor condition for the last few days.
Taking cognizance on air pollution mater, he directed that strict vigil be kept to check any type of open burning in Delhi so that local contribution to air pollution be avoided.
“Enforcement measures to control emission from construction activities,” the Environment Minister
He also said that the violators of dust control norms and those found burning waste/plastic/garbage etc in the open be penalized.
The Minister was informed by Delhi Government officials that the copy of verdict of the Supreme Court on crackers sale has been forwarded to the Departments concerned, including Delhi Police, Divisional Commissioner for compliance.
In addition to the above, Environment Department is organising awareness campaigns against use of fire
The Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has also urged Principals of schools and colleges for promoting “No Use of Firecrackers Campaign” through Eco-Clubs by organising nukkad nataks, padyatras, expert lectures and workshops involving students.
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