Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to launch 'Green Delhi' app to check air pollution

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Through this photo-based complaint lodging app, people will be able to inform the government about the burning of waste, and industrial and dust pollution.

 

Amid deteriorating air quality in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch "Green Delhi" mobile application, on Thursday.

"Green Delhi" mobile application will enable people to register complaints about violation of anti-pollution norms.

Through this photo-based complaint lodging app, people will be able to inform the government about the burning of waste, and industrial and dust pollution.

On October 6, CM Kejriwal hadannounced that the mobile app is a part of the Delhi government's "Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh" campaign to reduce pollution levels in the national capital. 

As per the report, there will be a time limit for redressal of the complaints received on the Green Delhi app.

Meanwhile, the air quality dipped further with the Air Quality Index (AQI) crossing 400-mark (severe category) at several places in Delhi today. 

On Tuesday, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a review meeting on the grievance redressal process related to the Green Delhi app with officials of various departments.

Nodal officers from the Environment Department, Revenue Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi Development Authority, Public Works Department, Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Service, and National Highways Authority of India among others attended the review meeting.

The Delhi government said that all the concerned departments will be connected with the app, and the complaints received will automatically reach them. If the complaint is not resolved in time, action will be taken against the concerned officials.

People residing in Delhi and National capital are reeling under the impact of breathing polluted air. They are using

mask and scarves to cover their nose from the cocktail of dust and smog.

Stubble and garbage burning, dust, local industrial and vehicular emission are among the factors that contribute to high pollution levels every winter in the national capital.

Due to the rise in pollution levels, people are having problems with breathing and some children have started facing throat problems due to contaminated air.

Recently, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) submitted before the Delhi High Court that it has issued directions to implementing agencies including State Pollution Control Boards, construction agencies, municipal bodies, traffic police and transport department of Delhi and NCR for strict action against air polluting activities.

The medical practitioners across the city have advised people, who are suffering from breathing difficulties to avoid outside activities. They also advised that to drink enough water to avoid dehydration and have fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain antioxidant to boost the immunity.
 

With inputs from Agency

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