GRAP Stage II-The Hindu-27-10-2022

GRAP Stage II-The Hindu-27-10-2022
Context :

GRAP Stage II kicks in as Delhi’s air quality may turn ‘very poor-The Commission for Air Quality Management recently directed authorities to enforce stage II of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).


What is GRAP?
Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)-

A set of emergency measures taken to reduce air pollution.

Include banning construction activities and entry of trucks into Delhi.

Exceptions for a ban on diesel generators - medical services, elevators, airports, and railway stations among others.

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) is projected to cross 301 (“very poor” category).

● Steps Taken:

Ban on diesel generators

Use of coal and firewood in hotels, restaurants and open eateries

Increased parking fees for private vehicles in the NCR

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