Air pollution in Delhi: Massive awareness campaign in offing
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that three review meetings held with the environment ministers of four states — Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh — as well as officials of municipal bodies and police have got a “positive” response and states including Delhi have already taken a host of measures to tackle air pollution.
The three meetings were held this year on April 6, April 13 and July 24.
“The government has been making consistent efforts to address the issue of air pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). It has adopted a consultative and cooperative approach to <g data-gr-id="18">tackle</g> the air pollution in and around Delhi,” Javadekar said.
He said that the “pro-active” approach of his Ministry has translated into setting up of short-term preventive measures like stopping the burning of bio-wastes, initiating work for major up-gradation of Pollution Under Control (PUC) system and issuing challans of over-loaded goods vehicles. It also led to enhancing of parking slots availability, installation of waste to energy plants and strict monitoring of polluting industries, the minister said.