Delhi’s “War Against Air Pollution” Amid Covid : Plans For 13 Hotspots,Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched a mega anti-air pollution campaign, saying polluted air can be life threatening in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the campaign “Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh”, separate plans have been prepared for each of the 13 pollution hotspots in the city, Mr Kejriwal said during a digital press conference.
“Polluted air can be life threatening in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both affect lungs,” he said.
Mr Kejriwal said a “war room” is being set up to monitor all anti-pollution measures being taken by his government.
The government is also preparing a “Green Delhi” mobile application, he said.
“Using it, people can bring pollution causing activities, such as garbage burning or industrial pollution, to our notice. There will be a deadline to address complaints. I will get a daily report about resolved and pending grievances,” the chief minister said.
“In the last five years, Delhi’s pollution reduced by 25 percent. We have to reduce it further for our families and our children, especially during COVID times, since our lungs are the worst affected due to Corona and pollution can worsen the situation further,” he said.
Mr Kejriwal has also issued directions to departments concerned to fill potholes to reduce dust emissions, which, he said, is a major contributor to air pollution in the city.
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