You are at Toxics Alert > News > Delhi govt gears up to check pollution ahead of Diwali
Toxics Alert, an environment news bulletin from toxics link Toxics Link
Issue 70
, 2016
View issue number:
  Home  |  Editorial  |  Feature  |  Interview  |  News  |  Policy  |  Updates  |  Reports / International News  |  Partner


Delhi govt gears up to check pollution ahead of Diwali

Source: Business Standard, Date: , 2016

With a WHO report ranking Delhi among most polluted cities in the world, the AAP government today decided to initiate steps, including awareness drives against burning Chinese fire crackers, dry leaves and waste in open, to check air and noise pollution ahead of Diwali season. Environment minister Imran Hussain held a meeting with officials of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Environment Department and Forest Department following the directions from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the matter. He said an awareness campaign will soon be launched to highlight the extreme impact of fire crackers on the air quality during the Diwali season. The government will take action against the sale and use of Chinese crackers, the minister said.

Read More at :