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.