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CPCB writes to Delhi govt for urgent action on major polluting sources

Expressing concern over air pollution in Delhi during winters, the CPCB has asked the government to take action on major pollution sources like construction, demolition activities and garbage dumping

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Central Pollution Control Board | Delhi government | air pollution

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

Expressing concern over the menace of in Delhi during winters, the central pollution watchdog has asked the Arvind Kejriwal government to take immediate action on major pollution sources like construction and demolition activities and open garbage dumping.

Listing out a series of tasks to be accomplished across Delhi, the asked in a letter to the on Tuesday to take early action on dumping of mixed municipal solid waste at three dump sites in Bhalswa, Ghazipur and Okhla.

"It is observed that construction and demolition activities and open dumping of waste/garbage continue to be the major concern in most of the areas and therefore, special efforts are needed to curb these activities, the CPCB said.

It said some tasks to curb in Delhi have been accomplished but "more needs to be done".

Pointing out the shortcomings in action plans of 13 pollution hotspots in the capital, it said the updated status of Wazirpur hotspot has not been received while the target of greening and paving in the hotspot areas is not mentioned.

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First Published: Wed, October 07 2020. 16:55 IST
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