Firecrackers will not burst in Delhi this time too- Kejriwal government banned the storage- The Delhi government has completely banned the storage, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers on Diwali this time as part of measures to control the increasing pollution in the winter season in the capital. Pollution reaches alarming levels in Delhi every year during Diwali. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Wednesday that in view of the dangerous situation of Delhi’s pollution at the time of Diwali for the last 3 years, like last year, a complete ban is being imposed on the storage, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers. So that people’s lives can be saved.
In another tweet, Kejriwal said that last year a complete ban was imposed late last year in view of the seriousness of pollution after the stocking of firecrackers by traders, which caused a lot of loss to the traders. It is an appeal to all the traders that this time in view of the complete ban, do not store any kind of firecrackers.
Delhi Pollution: Kejriwal seeks time for discussion with Union Environment Minister
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday sought an appointment with Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav to discuss measures to control pollution in the capital. In this regard, the Secretary to the Environment Minister of Delhi has written a letter to the Private Secretary of the Union Minister.
Kejriwal had said on Monday that he would meet the Union environment minister along with the audit report of Pusa bio-decomposer and urge him to direct the states around Delhi to distribute it free of cost among farmers. Bio-decomposer is a kind of liquid that can convert straw into compost in 15-20 days. He had said that the use of Pusa Bio-Decomposer has been found to be very effective in an audit conducted by a central agency. The Delhi government used the liquid prepared by scientists of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute here last year.
Former Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had said last year that Pusa bio-decomposer would be used in some areas of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh and if the technology was successful, it would be expanded to more areas.
Farmers say that there is a short gap of 10-15 days between the harvesting of paddy and sowing of wheat and they burn stubble as it is an economical and time-saving way of managing the straw and preparing the field for the next crop. Is.
Gopal Rai asked for an action plan from the departments till September 21
Along with this, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday that the government has asked various concerned departments to prepare their action plans by September 21, and based on them a “winter action plan” will be prepared to tackle air pollution in the capital.
The development department will prepare an action plan for stubble management in Delhi. Gopal Rai said that the three municipal corporations, Delhi Cantonment Board, NDMC, DDA, and all other government construction agencies have to prepare an action plan to control the dust emissions. He said that these departments have also been asked to sensitize their officers at the ground level. He said that the municipal corporations have been asked to prepare an action plan to control the burning of garbage and monitor the hotspots of pollution. Apart from this, the transport department has been asked to popularize the electric vehicle policy. The traffic police will prepare a plan to deal with the congestion on the roads. The Environment Department will establish communication channels with neighboring states and the Center for coordination on pollution-related matters.
A review meeting was attended by officials from Municipal Corporations, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, Environment Department, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Traffic Police, Public Works Department, Transport Department, National Highways Authority of India, and Central Public Works Department. Rai said that these departments have been asked to prepare their action plan on the basis of which the ‘Winter Action Plan’ of the capital would be prepared. As part of the plan, the Delhi government will upgrade the Green War Rooms launched last year to monitor and coordinate anti-pollution efforts and the “Green Delhi” application to effectively deal with complaints related to pollution-causing activities. Will update.