NEW DELHI/6th November 2021/HE Times Correspondent
he Kejriwal Government is taking concrete steps to control increased pollution levels in Delhi post Diwali. Environment Minister Gopal Rai informed that the Delhi Government is sprinkling water on the roads using 114 tankers.
He said that due to increased incidents of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana along with certain elements burning crackers on purpose during Diwali, pollution levels in Delhi have increased. Minister stated that incidents of stubble burning are increasing in neighbouring states; about 3,500 incidents of stubble burning reported yesterday and about 4,000 incidents reported today.
He added that smog guns have been installed on a large scale across Delhi; water being sprinkled on the roads all over Delhi through tankers. Violation of norms found at 92 construction sites in Delhi, orders have been given to seal all of them. He stressed on the fact that when the incidents of stubble burning increase in Punjab and Haryana, then its effect is clearly visible throughout Delhi as well. Environment Minister further flagged off tankers today for sprinkling water across Delhi to control dust pollution.
While flagging off the tankers outside the Delhi Secretariat, he said “Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had launched the Winter Action Plan a month ago to firmly fight against air pollution inside Delhi. Since then, the Delhi Government has been working with the people of Delhi to control the pollution in Delhi.