Gurgaon: As Diwali approaches the administration braces to curb pollution levels
Gurgaon: As Diwali approaches the administration braces to curb pollution levels
Reena Dhankher
Gurgaon: As Diwali approaches the administration braces to curb pollution levels
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Gurgaon: As Diwali approaches the administration braces to curb pollution levels

In order to reduce the ill effects of the increasing pollution levels in the city, the District Administration shall embark on a massive anti-pollution drive and undertake various supporting initiatives. At the outset, well before Diwali 10 air monitoring stations shall be installed across Gurgaon and Faridabad.

Framed by Environment Pollution Control and Prevention Authority (EPCA), the anti-pollution drive shall be based on a Graded Response Action Plan.

Sharing his concerns about pollution levels worsening after Diwali, Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh said, “Last year we witnessed suspended particulate matter over the permissible limit of 60µg/m³ in Gurgaon. Therefore this year we are resorting to anti-pollution drives as a precautionary measure.”

The pollutants released from fireworks have an adverse effect on respiration which ultimately leads to lung problems.

“The tree planting drives that are taking place in the city shall also reduce air pollution,”added VMK Singh, General Secretary RWA, Suncity.

Speaking on the issue, Vipin Goel, Haryana Minister for Environment and Industries said, “We are aware of the pollution levels that exist in the city and hence air monitoring machines are going to be installed. Also we urge more corporate firms to undertake tree planting drives.”

In order to promote environment hygiene, RWAs of various societies like Sushant Lok, Sector 46, Sector 14 and parts of DLF5 have been regularly planting saplings. On the occasion of World Environment Day, more than 10,000 trees were planted across the city in a bid to reduce the carbon footprint.