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Delhi working on modalities for aerial sprinkling of water

IANS  |  New Delhi 

In a bid to bring down the alarming pollution levels in the national capital, the on Monday decided to work out a standard operating procedure (SOP) with state-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling of water in the city.

"Held a joint meeting with Pawan Hans and all related central departments to explore aerial sprinkling feasibility," Environment Minister Imran Hussain tweeted on Monday evening and said they had decided to work out an SOP as the first step.

On Thursday, the National Green Tribunal had ordered the to track down all hotspots with PM10 over 600 units and spray water from helicopters or aircraft to tackle dust pollution across the city.

Last month, the had also told the central that it was ready to bear the cost of aerial sprinkling of water in the national capital to help reduce air pollution and had sought its help.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 21:08 IST
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