Kejriwal launches anti-pollution campaign for a clean and green Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today launched a mega anti-air pollution campaign named “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh”, saying polluted air can be life-threatening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From today, we are starting a campaign against pollution, ‘Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh’ to reduce pollution levels in the national capital. As part of the campaign, we’ll be using a technology developed by Pusa Agriculture Institute, to curb the menace of stubble burning,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said.

Under the campaign separate plans have been prepared for each of the 13 pollution hotspots in the national capital, Kejriwal said during a digital press conference.

He said, “Customised plans of action are being made for each area, according to their respective causes of pollution & the thereby execution those plans to deal with all that pollution.”

Stressing on the harmful effect of pollution during COVID, Kejriwal said, “Polluted air can be life-threatening in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both affect lungs,” he said.

Kejriwal said a “war room” is being set up to monitor all anti-pollution measures being taken by his government.

“A ‘Green Delhi App’ is being developed which will be launched before the end of this month. It will be a photo-based complaint lodging application to take action against & redress specific pollution activities which are notified by the citizens of Delhi,” said Kejriwal.

As monsoon season withdrew from Delhi and the minimum temperatures are dropping, the air quality in various parts of the national capital has started deteriorating.