New Delhi. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has called for the formation of a Regional Implementation Committee for the states of the National Capital Region (NCR) to control pollution. He stressed on taking a collective and cohesive approach to tackle air pollution and said that the public vehicles coming from the states to the national capital should be either CNG-powered or electric-powered e-vines.
Rai also participated in a digital meeting with environment ministers of NCR states on Tuesday, chaired by the Union Environment Minister, to review the air quality management in the region and tackle air pollution. “External sources are responsible for more than two-thirds of the pollution in Delhi. According to last year’s CSE report, only 31 per cent of Delhi’s pollution comes from internal sources. The states of NCR will have to take all necessary steps to reduce air pollution.
On the efforts of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government, Rai said that the government, in collaboration with all concerned departments and agencies, has prepared a 15-point cold action plan to tackle pollution in the winter months. “We have effectively used Pusa bio-degradable free of cost for stubble smelting in Delhi fields for the last two years and it has had a positive impact,” he said.
Rai said that the Delhi government has launched an anti-dust operation and he is personally visiting the concerned places and ensuring that the instructions are followed properly. (Language)