Open burning of rubbish, dumping of development waste and use of tandoors in eating places are among the many main contributing elements to rising air air pollution within the nationwide capital, Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi mentioned on Wednesday.
The Municipal Company of Delhi (MCD) has collected practically Rs 1.51 lakh crore in seven days from fines imposed on violators violating the ban on such actions, it added.
“We’ve got deployed particular groups on the bottom to observe open burning of (rubbish) and (dumping) of development and demolition waste, which have been banned preserving in thoughts the rise in air air pollution. These actions have been banned,” Oberoi mentioned throughout a press convention. The largest contributor to excessive air air pollution ranges within the metropolis.”
MCD has deployed 517 monitoring groups to curb air air pollution within the nationwide capital. The groups issued 297 challenges for open burning of rubbish and 622 challenges for dumping development and distribution waste to defaulters in seven days.
Among the many groups, 175 groups have been despatched for daytime monitoring and 124 for night time monitoring to test open burning of rubbish.
The civic physique has collected Rs 14.85 lakh from violators fined for open burning of rubbish and Rs 1.37 lakh for these violating the ban on dumping of constructing and development waste, in response to an official assertion.
MCD has additionally eliminated 676 tandoors from eating places in a bid to manage air air pollution.
“Underneath the motion taken by MCD towards air pollution, 297 open burning chawls amounting to Rs 14.85 lakh have been imposed and 622 C&D chawls gathered advantageous of Rs 1.37 crore throughout the interval from 01.11.2023 to 07.11.2023,” the assertion mentioned.
MCD has prohibited these actions underneath its Winter Motion Plan, which was invoked as a part of Section 4 of GRAP.
The Graded Response Motion Plan (GRAP) – a set of air air pollution management measures adopted within the Delhi-NCR in winter – classifies measures underneath 4 totally different classes Section I “Poor” (AQI 201-300), Section II “Very Poor”. (AQI 301-400), stage III “extreme” (AQI 401-450), and stage IV “very extreme” (AQI > 450).
A monitoring group has additionally been fashioned to evaluate the scenario on the bottom.
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(tags for translation) Open Rubbish Burning