Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a 10-point “winter action plan” to deal with air pollution in Delhi, in which committees were set up to check garbage burning, dust and vehicle emissions.
He said the federal and neighboring states have done nothing to check farmers ’garbage burning, which can lead to air pollution in the winter.
Kejriwal asked the central government and Delhi to ensure free bio-decomposition spraying for crop residue management in neighboring states.
He appealed to the governments to work together to clean the air, adding that the Delhi government has formed 75 teams to inspect construction sites to check dust pollution and there will also be special teams to monitor pollution hotspots in the city.
Measures will also be taken to reduce traffic congestion on 64 identified roads to reduce vehicle pollution. Pollution under control (PUC) will be strictly followed and 500 teams will be set up to test vehicles, he said.
250 groups have been set up to ban garbage burning in the city. Also, Kejriwal said the strengthening of the Green War Rooms and the mass awareness campaign would be part of the winter action plan.
Following in the footsteps of Delhi, NCR areas should ensure the use of CNG-powered vehicles, clean fuel in thermal power plants and other industries, and 24-hour power supply to prevent hotspot monitoring and diesel use, he said. Generators
Currently, air pollution in Delhi is under control, but it will start rising in the winter when garbage burns in neighboring states, he said.