As part of the 'Clean Air' campaign, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan will flag off a mini marathon from India Gate here on Sunday.
"With the onset of winter, increased emission from various existing sources and burning of crop residue coincides with adverse meteorological conditions," a Ministry statement said on Friday.
It said that its campaign for 'Clean Air' or "Swachh Hawa for Swachh and Swasth Bharat" is being launched to create a mass movement for reducing air pollution.
The campaign, according to the Ministry, is to take the momentum of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and extending the 'Harit Diwali' or green Diwali campaign.
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