Delhi Govt Launches Month-Long Campaign to Tackle Industrial Pollution
The Delhi government is set to launch a month-long campaign aimed at curbing industrial pollution, beginning on October 20, according to Environment Minister Gopal Rai.
October 19, 2023. By News Bureau
In a press briefing, Minister Rai revealed that 66 teams have been deployed to closely monitor the types of fuels used by over 1,700 industrial units in the national capital.
Despite many of these units having already transitioned to natural gas, Minister Rai stressed that strict vigilance would be maintained to ensure compliance with environmentally friendly practices.
In a proactive move, the minister had previously urged the Central Government to impose a comprehensive ban on firecrackers and restrict the movement of vehicles to only Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and electric vehicles within the entire National Capital Region (NCR) to combat air pollution effectively.
In a letter addressed to Bhupender Yadav, his counterpart at the Center, Rai emphasised that the Delhi government has implemented various measures to mitigate air pollution during the winter season.
However, he noted that the effectiveness of these efforts hinges on coordinated actions by neighboring states, specifically Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, to address pollution sources within the NCR region.
Citing a report by the independent environmental think tank, the Centre for Science and Environment, Rai pointed out that 69 percent of Delhi's pollution originates from sources in NCR states, while 31 percent stems from within the national capital.
In response to these concerns, Rai urged the Central Government to convene an emergency meeting to deliberate on strategies for addressing the root causes of air pollution in the national capital, emphasising the need for collaborative, region-wide solutions.
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