Delhi govt to hold ‘Environmental Experts Meet’ for winter action plan on Sep 12 : Gopal Rai

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New Delhi, Sept 6 : Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday held a high-level meeting with the concerned departments to prepare the winter action plan against pollution.

Rai said, “Delhi government has started preparing the winter action plan for the coming days against pollution. The success of the government’s efforts to curb pollution, in the last 9 years, PM 10 levels fell by 42 per cent, PM 2.5 by 46 per cent.”

He further said, “The government will organize an “Environmental Experts Meet” regarding the Winter Action Plan at the Delhi Secretariat on September 12. Along with this, a review meeting with representatives from all 28 involved departments will be convened on September 14, and a collective action plan will be created around the predetermined emphasis topics.

The key goal of the government this year will be to control pollution through public engagement.”

The Minister said that this year’s Winter Action Plan will be based on main focus points such as stubble and garbage burning, vehicular and dust pollution, hotspots, dialogue with the central government and neighbouring states, green war room and green apps, a communique from the Office of Environment Minister said.

Rai said, “Many major agencies are working inside Delhi, which have different roles. The meeting will include all senior representatives from the Environment Department, DPCC, MCD, NDMC, Cantonment Board, NHAI, Revenue, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Fire Services, DTC, DMRC, DIMTS, Horticulture, DSIIDC, GAD, Power Dept, DDA, CPWD, PWD, Traffic Police, Education, Industry, Forest, I&FC, UD, DUSIB, Transport Department, and Development Department etc.

The major goal of this meeting is to create a coordinated action plan in the fight against Delhi’s pollution. Based on the key points outlined in the Winter Action Plan, specific responsibilities will be given to various departments during the meeting scheduled for September 14.”

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