AAP govt. to chalk out three -level action plan to curb air pollution-THE HINDU-28-02-2020


Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met leading experts in the field of environment and sustainability for suggestions on making a strong Winter Air Pollution Action Plan for the Capital.

Recently, a conference was held in Delhi to come up with suggestions to curb air pollution. Many important suggestions have come from the conference.The Environment Minister of Delhi has stated that the government will come up with a three-level action plan, with a five-year plan, one-year plan and winter plan to fight air pollution in the city. There are suggestions for the formation of a joint inter-state committee of implementing agencies for better coordination among the states.

There is a suggestion to allow outdoor construction only till October to curb contribution to air pollution from construction activities. Indoor works could be done during winter, so that there is no need to ban construction activities completely. Previously, the government had prepared an action plan for 13 air pollution hotspots, but experts have now suggested that 40 monitoring stations should get such an action plan.

The government also plans to come up with a 20-point list of actions residents can take to reduce air pollution, turning the efforts into a mass movement.

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