New Delhi: To curb pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government has announced a special campaign against open burning. Environment Minister Gopal Rai has directed department officials to run ‘Anti Open Burning Special Campaign’ for the next 10 days in view of increasing pollution in Delhi.
For this, 611 teams of DPCC, MCD, Revenue, I&FC and other departments will take action on the ground. Rai further appealed to all the agencies and RWAs of Delhi to provide heaters to the employees and guards posted on night duty.
He said, “To stop the incidents of open burning in Delhi, the government has started a special ‘Anti Open Burning Campaign’. A total of 611 teams have been assigned the responsibility for this. These teams will work together day and night. Staying at ground zero, all the teams will ensure that there is no open burning anywhere in Delhi and if incidents of burning are found, action will be taken by the teams against the concerned people. Special responsibility has been given to DPCC, MCD, Revenue and Irrigation and Flood Control Department for this campaign.”
Rai further said that these 611 teams will monitor it day and night. Teams will patrol continuously even at night to control incidents of garbage burning. He said that the Delhi government has succeeded in reducing pollution with the cooperation of the people and the government is running several campaigns to reduce pollution.
He also appealed to all the agencies and RWAs of Delhi to provide heaters to the employees and guards on night duty so that they do not do open burning. He appealed to all the residents to register a complaint on ‘Green Delhi’ application in case of any incident of open burning so that the incident of open burning reaches the department in the least possible time and the department can take action against them.