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Delhi To Run Anti-Dust Campaign From October 7

The Delhi government had earlier issued 14-point guidelines for construction and demolition agencies to curb dust pollution.

The government finally launched the anti-smog gun campaign to beat air pollution in the national Capital on Monday.

New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the city government will run an anti-dust campaign from October 7 to 29. The minister also said the government will also launch a web portal for monitoring dust control norms on Thursday.

Rai further said that 31 teams, including 17 of Delhi pollution control committee and 14 of green marshals, have been constituted. The Delhi government had earlier issued 14-point guidelines for construction and demolition agencies to curb dust pollution.

“The project proponents found violating the norms will be issued a show-cause notice. Action will be taken against them if they fail to reply within two days,” Rai said. Under the 14-point guidelines, construction sites should be covered from all sides using tin sheds. The sites measuring more than 20,000 square metres will have to deploy anti-smog guns.

Vehicles carrying construction material should also be covered. There should be no collection of construction and demolition (C&D) waste on the roadside. Besides grinding of stones will also not be allowed in the open, the guidelines stated.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier launched the Green Delhi application in October last year, to enable people to file complaints about the pollution of anti-pollution norms in Delhi. The government had also set up the ‘Green War Room’ last year itself to monitor and coordinate anti-pollution efforts.

ALSO READ: 150 Pollution Hotspots Identified in Delhi, Says State Environment Minister

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