Pointing out that development and demolition actions and open rubbish dumping proceed to be the key sources of air air pollution in Delhi, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has written to the Arvind Kejriwal authorities looking for pressing motion to curb the menace.
Expressing concern over air air pollution within the nationwide capital throughout winter season, the CPCB listed out a sequence of duties to be completed throughout Delhi.
“It is observed that construction and demolition activities and open dumping of waste/garbage continue to be the major concern in most of the areas and therefore, special efforts are needed to curb these activities. Some tasks to curb air pollution in Delhi have been accomplished but more needs to be done,” the CPCB letter stated.
The high air pollution watchdog has requested the Delhi authorities to take early motion on dumping of blended municipal stable waste within the three dump websites at Bhalswa, Ghazipur and Okhla.
“Delhi has only one secure landfill at Bawana. Mixed MSW (municipal solid waste) is dumped at other three dumpsites at Bhalswa, Ghazipur and Okhla. As on date, approximately 280 lakh ton legacy waste is accumulated. Early action has to be taken in this regard,” it stated.
Pointing out the shortcomings in motion plans of 13 air pollution hotspots within the capital, the air pollution management physique stated that the up to date standing of Wazirpur hotspot has not been acquired, whereas the goal of greening and pavement of roads within the hotspots isn’t talked about.
It additionally identified that winter motion plan has not been supplied by the Delhi Jal Board, the Public Works Department and the Irrigation and Flood Control Department.
It additionally talked about that water sprinkling have to be carried out on a each day or twice a day foundation at hotspots Punjabi Bagh, Mundka, Bawana, Mayapuri and Dwarka “also as being done at other places”.
The CPCB additionally requested the Delhi authorities to deal with the grievances pending on SAMEER cell software in addition to on social media portal.
“Your kind attention is also invited to the social media complaints” portal created by CPCB…and the public complaint portal i.e. SAMEER App.
“Expeditious actions on these complaints would additionally assist in resolving air air pollution downside. In case of SAMEER App 2,162 (12 per cent) out of 17,737 and in case of social media portal 1,228 (40 per cent) out of three,041 grievances/complaints are but to be resolved,” the top pollution control body said.
“Considering the significance of the matter, I solicit your private consideration and intervention and request you to kindly direct the officers/businesses involved to take speedy and efficient actions to regulate and abate air air pollution in Delhi,” the CPCB chairman stated in his letter.