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High-level meeting on Delhi's air pollution on Monday, Rai to chair

He had said the government will plan a campaign against open burning of garbage and fires at landfill sites.

Delhi | air pollution

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Gopal Rai | Photo: @AapKaGopalRai
Gopal Rai | Photo: @AapKaGopalRai

Environment Minister Gopal Rai will chair a multi-department high-level meeting on on Monday to plan a campaign against open burning of garbage, fires at landfill sites and dust pollution, officials said on Sunday.

The meeting will be held at the Secretariat around noon and senior officials from the environment department, Urban Shelter Improvement Board, fire services, Public Works Department, Delhi Development Authority and municipal corporations will be in attendance.

Rai had on Wednesday directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to impose a fine of Rs 50 lakh on the East Delhi Municipal Corporation and take action against officials responsible for a massive fire at the Ghazipur landfill site.

He had said the government will plan a campaign against open burning of garbage and fires at landfill sites.

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First Published: Sun, April 03 2022. 13:21 IST