Meet held to combat air pollution in Capital

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Meet held to combat air pollution in Capital

Friday, 26 March 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Government has called a round table conference with environmental experts and various organisations to draft a long-term action plan to combat air pollution in Delhi.

Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that a round table conference will take place on 12 and 13 April with environmental experts and various organizations and related departments.

“Formulation of the action plan based on the advice of the experts will take place after this round table meeting. The concerned officials should regularly monitor all the hot spots in Delhi and also make aware all the agencies related to the construction work regarding dust pollution norms,” he said.

Rai on Thursday held a review meeting with officials of the Environment Department and ‘Delhi Pollution Control Committee’ to control pollution and directed them to take action on the report about the current pollution in Delhi. He also directed the officials to create a long-term pollution action plan for the future.

"Regular monitoring of all hot spots in Delhi should happen. I am ordering you to take action on the deadline of any department whose complaint is coming in the green war room,” he said. Rai also instructed the department to make the agencies aware of the construction work so that they are aware of all the aspects related to pollution and take all kinds of precautions. At the same time, all the construction work related agencies have been instructed to follow all the guidelines related to pollution.

"The second important point was discussed on dust pollution. We took action at many places, especially last year. Public Works Department and Municipal Corporation of Delhi have also been instructed to spray water continuously on the roads," he added.

 The minister added that the government will take suggestions of experts and different organizations working on pollution issue to discuss and develop an action plan.

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