Environment min reviews measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The ministry strictly directed the government agencies like PWD, DDA, DMRC and NHAI to ensure that dust mitigation steps are taken at their construction sites.

GN Bureau | March 23, 2018


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The ministry of environment, forest and climate change held a meeting on Wednesday to review mitigation measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The review meeting was chaired by secretary CK Mishra.

 
The ministry strictly directed the government agencies like PWD, DDA, DMRC and NHAI to ensure that dust mitigation steps are taken at their construction sites. A default by any of these organisations will result in action against the defaulting officers of these organisations, the ministry said in a statement. 
 
The ministry directed that the dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) waste in DDA/public lands should be stopped immediately. The DDA and MCD should prepare a list of approved dumping sites and ensure that dumping takes place only at such sites, the ministry said.
 
All the four municipal corporations have prepared detailed action plans carrying out paving/greening on a large scale.  It was decided that this activity should be completed by October 2018.
 
The process of procurement of mechanized road sweeping machines has been initiated by the MCDs.  It was decided that procurement and deployment of all machines should be completed by September, 2018.
 
It was decided that the daily deployment of mechanized sweepers and water sprinklers will be published on the respective website of the Municipal Corporations with the help of GPS data, so that the public is informed of the deployment details. 
 
The meeting was attended by chief secretary, Delhi government, all commissioners of municipal corporation in Delhi and other senior officers of Delhi government.  Appreciating the work done by Delhi government till now, the meeting also noted that a lot of work still remains to be done to ensure better AQI levels in Delhi.
 

 

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