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Concerned about children health: DCPCR writes to DPCC on pollution

Concerned about children health: DCPCR writes to DPCC on pollution

New Delhi: Concerned about children's health, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has sought information from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) regarding their step taken to curb air pollution in Delhi.

According to child rights body, children are the worst sufferers of air pollution in the city.

The DCPCR letter reads that the commission has taken cognizance with different media reports.

"There is a well-established fact from the last few years that when the winter approaches the air pollution level of Delhi increased significantly," reads the letter written by DCPCR official Ranjana Prasad.

Prasad, in the letter, further said, "It also has been observed that Air Quality Index of Delhi hits severe level. This air pollution results in respiratory symptom decreased in lung function among the children and even infant death."

"The commission took serious concern on the issue of health of children of Delhi whether the children are school going or kids on street and therefore willing to know what steps have been taken by the concerned authority to curb the air pollution in Delhi," the letter reads adding that the commission would like to be briefed about the action taken by DPCC on or before November 20.

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