Delhi pollution action plan: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced 15-point winter action plan for curbing pollution. Earlier it was decided that A 'finer' Graded Response Action Plan -- a set of anti-air pollution measures followed in the national capital and its vicinity according to the severity of the situation -- will come into from October 1.
Announcing the action plan to combat the pollution in national capital, CM Kejriwal said, "Delhi govt will install 233 anti-smog guns, 150 mobile anti-smog guns to curb pollution. Delhi government has formed 611 teams to check garbage burning in open, will run anti-dust campaign," adding that, "We want to work together with Centre, neighbouring towns, Commission for Air Quality Management to curb pollution levels."
Earlier, the authorities would implement the measures only after the PM2.5 and PM10 concentration touched a particular threshold. This time, restrictions will be based on air quality index (AQI) values rather than PM2.5 and PM10 concentration.
Apart from this, the government is also in the process of making an e-waste park where electronic waste collected from the national capital will be processed, he said. Kejriwal said the Delhi government wanted to work with neighbouring NCR cities, the Centre and the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) to curb air pollution. "I urge the neighbouring cities to provide 24-hour electricity so that diesel generators are not used. Just like in Delhi, piped natural gas is used by industries, other states should also follow it," he said.