Kejriwal launches ‘Green Delhi’ app to fight pollution in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today launched the ‘Green Delhi’ mobile application, to fight the air pollution menace in the national capital.

The application will allow the citizens to register complaints about pollution-causing activities to the Delhi government directly.

Addressing the media virtually, Kejriwal said, the Delhi government wants to involve everyone in the fight against air pollution, as no big change can take place without the support of people.

“Today we are launching the ‘Green Delhi’ application. Our aim is to involve each and every citizen in this initiative. This app can be installed from the Play Store. You can file any kind of complaint regarding pollution via this app,” he said.

Kejriwal also informed that particular departments will receive the complaints and they will have to work in a time-bound manner. “If the citizen is not satisfied with the solution, he or she can re-open that complaint,” he said.

The Chief Minister added that with the rising air pollution in the national capital, the government along with the citizens is taking various steps to reduce the pollution.

“We have taken various initiatives in the last five years as well following which the pollution here has been reduced by 25 per cent. We are still taking steps like all the thermal power plants are all closed in Delhi. Fuel has also been changed in 95 per cent of the industries in the city,” Kejriwal said.

Moreover, the ‘Green Delhi’ app allows citizens to click pictures or make a video of any activity that causes pollution, such as burning garbage, industrial pollution, dust, among others.

The citizens can then upload the digital photograph on to the application, and it will identify the location automatically and once the location is detected, the complaint will be filed and be forwarded to the concerned department for time-bound redressal.

However, a ‘green war room’ has also been set up at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor the status of complaints.

All users can download the ‘Green Delhi’ mobile app from the Google Play Store. At present, it is only available for Android users.

Furthermore, the mobile app is a part of the Delhi government’s “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh” campaign, launched on October 6, to reduce pollution levels in the national capital, Kejriwal said.

-RJV