Guwahati News Desk: After finding violations at 286 construction sites across the state, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Tuesday stated that it has imposed penalties to the tune of Rs 90 lakh each.
According to Environment Minister Gopal Rai, the DPCC teams have visited 1,105 construction sites so far.
Asserting that the Delhi Government has been running an Anti-Dust campaign from October 7 to control air pollution in Delhi, Minister Rai said, “Anti-dust campaign is being run to save the people of Delhi from the danger of air pollution which is likely to affect their breath.”
He added, “All agencies should take up construction work following the guidelines issued by the Delhi Government related to construction work, so that the fight against pollution can be carried forward strongly.”
He further added, “All the teams have been instructed to submit daily reports, along with this, instructions have also been given that strict action should be taken against every single agency causing dust pollution, so that dust pollution can be controlled.”
Meanwhile, according to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), air quality in Delhi recorded ‘satisfactory’ on the National Ambient Air Quality Index (NAAQI).
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