CM further said, "Inventorisation of major air pollution sources form hotspots have been completed for focused preventive actions. It was advised to deploy Nodal Officers specifically to address air pollution from hotspots".
New Delhi: About two months from now, the country’s national capital is likely to be shrouded in dense smog, as has been the trend seen in the past few years with the onset of winter months and after Diwali celebrations. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has unveiled the winter action plan today on September 29, which will be implemented from October to December. Arvind Kejriwal said 13 hotspots have been identified in the national capital and separate plans will be made in a bid to tackle air pollution in Delhi.
CM further said, “Inventorisation of major air pollution sources form hotspots have been completed for focused preventive actions. It was advised to deploy Nodal Officers specifically to address air pollution from hotspots”.
A separate plan has been made for all this. To solve the problem of stubble, which is a major cause of pollution, Pusa Biotic Composer is being sprayed free of cost for the last 3 years. Last year, spraying was done on 4400 acres, this year free spraying will be done on more than 5000 acres of land.
Also, to deal with pollution, officials have been instructed to strictly follow the guidelines and ensure the implementation of the 15-point plan. CM Kejriwal said that 591 teams have been formed to keep an eye on the construction sites for dust pollution work. 82 Road sweeping machines are being installed and 530 machines are being installed for water sprinklers.
To reduce pollution, water will be sprinkled on the roads, for this 258 mobile anti-smoking devices will be installed. PUC certificate will be checked to reduce pollution caused by vehicles. 385 teams have been formed to strictly enforce the restrictions on 10 year old diesel vehicles and 15 year old petrol vehicles. CM Kejriwal said that special teams will be deployed to work on congestion.
People will be informed in advance to take alternative routes. CM said that there will be a ban on burning garbage in the open. 611 teams have been formed to strictly enforce this.
66 teams have been formed to keep an eye on industrial pollution, which will ensure that industrial units do not use unauthorized and polluting fuel. A green war room will be created to monitor the pollution situation 24 hours. This war room will be started from October 3, for this an expert team of 9 members is being deployed. Mr Kejriwal said that the pollution levels have declined in the city due to government initiatives.