People must realise their green social responsibility: Vardhan
New Delhi: The government launched 15 days 'Campaign Clean Air for Delhi' on Saturday here and the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan expressed the hope that the campaign will not be a symbolic 15-day campaign, but will be continued throughout the year.
"70 teams that have been constituted have a historic opportunity to get their contribution etched in the fight against pollution," the minister said. He also pointed out the need to use science and technology to combat pollution.
Vardhan also urged to make the campaign into a 'national movement' and asserted, "We must take the example of this 'Campaign of Delhi' to the entire nation and people must realise their 'Green Social Responsibility'," he added.
The Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan will also release the 'India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017' on Sunday morning.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was also present on the occasion, emphasised on the need of a study round-the-year on various sources of pollution. "There is a need to analyse pollution in a scientific manner, as no solution can be found on a piecemeal basis," Kejriwal said. He also urged all the concerned Ministries of Central government and Delhi government to join hands to form a blueprint for mitigation of pollution.