New Delhi March 25, 2021: Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the Delhi government is going to make a long-term action plan to combat air pollution in Delhi. In this regard on April 12 and13, a round table conference will take place with environmental experts and various organizations and related departments. After this round table meeting, further formulation of the action plan based on the advice of the experts will take place. He said that 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.
Gopal Rai Thursday held a review meeting with officials of the Environment Department and DPCC 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.
Rai said, “Regular monitoring of all hot spots in Delhi should happen. I am ordering to take action on the deadline of any department whose complaint is coming in the Green War Room.”
He 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.
Gopal Rai said, “The second important point was discussed on dust pollution. We took action at many places, especially last year. PWD and MCD have also been instructed to spray water continuously on the roads.”
Rai said, “On 12 and 13 April, Delhi will hold a round table conference at the Secretariat. In this conference, all environmental experts and others will be called, so that we can formulate the next action plan. Last year too, we have taken a lot of action after October. We ran an anti-dust campaign inside Delhi, used a bio-decomposer to stop stubble burning, did a ‘red light on, car off’ campaign, started a green war room and launched the green Delhi app. We will take suggestions of experts and different organizations working on pollution and then the Delhi government will discuss and develop an action plan.” (Photo: Courtesy: m.economictines).