Clean Air Campaign Launched to Check Pollution in Delhi

Dr. Harsh Vardhan at the launch of the Delhi Clean Air Campaign, in New Delhi on November 01, 2018. Photo: PIB
Dr. Harsh Vardhan at the launch of the Delhi Clean Air Campaign, in New Delhi on November 01, 2018. Photo: PIB

A Clean Air Campaign was launched today in Delhi by India’s Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan. The campaign will run from November 1 – 10.

In order to monitor and report polluting activities as well as to ensure quick action, 52 teams have been formed. These teams will be visiting different parts of Delhi and adjacent towns of Faridabad, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, and Noida.

Each team will comprise of a local Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) as the team leader, senior official from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and representatives from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

Over 90% of Children Breathe Toxic Air Every Day: WHO ]

While Delhi has 44 teams the cities in NCR region namely Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad have two teams each.

Harsh Vardhan said that active participation from all concerned agencies will be required to ensure that quick action is taken on the cases of violations reported by field teams.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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