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Environment ministry, Delhi govt to launch clean air campaign

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With Delhi-facing air crisis, the ministry along with and some agencies have decided to launch a clean air campaign in the national capital next month.

Chairing a meeting on mitigating the problem of air pollution, Minister today said the joint campaign will result in taking effective steps for alleviating crisis and hoped that this will become a template which can be emulated throughout the year.

The two-week long clean air campaign to be conducted jointly by the ministry along with the Government, New Municipal Council (NDMC), Central Control Board (CPCB) and other municipal agencies, will start from February 10.

"The campaign seeks to sensitise ground-level functionaries and public to enforce the habit of environmental protection," said.

He said there will be a team of 70 officers, led jointly by one each from the Ministry and the Delhi

These officers will be assisted by those from Central Board (CPCB), Delhi Committee and respective municipal corporations.

He said Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), associations and the will be encouraged to be a part of these teams and participate in the campaign.

The teams will be provided with check-lists so that there is focused activity on mitigation of pollution, including effective measures for dust mitigation, solid waste management and prevention of garbage burning.

"Centre & Delhi to jointly carry out 2 week campaign to combat #AirPollution in national capital, beginning Feb 10.

"Seventy joint teams of officials will fan out to all the 70 assembly constituencies and inspect sources of air pollution and enforce punitive action against violators," tweeted.

C K Mishra and Chief Secretary of Delhi were among those who attended the meeting.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:25 IST