Lg Raised Questions On Dangerous Air Pollution In Capital For Two Months

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The LG has once again raised questions on the functioning of the Delhi government when the air pollution in Delhi was in the dangerous category in October-November. According to sources, a government order should be issued in this matter in October itself in terms of pollution control, but it is still pending. The gross negligence of the Kejriwal government and Environment Minister Gopal Rai towards their duties is being blamed for this situation.

The minister is accused of withholding the file for a month without issuing an order to this effect. In this regard, the Chief Secretary had sent the file to him. It has not been approved yet. Due to this negligence, Delhi’s air remained in the toxic category in November and December as well. Sources say that if proper steps were taken in this direction by the Kejriwal government in time, this situation could have been avoided to a great extent. As per the orders of the Supreme Court dated 04 and 06 November 2019 and the order of the Central Air Quality Commission (CAQM) dated 5 August this year, the Chief Secretary issued orders to the departments and agencies to take necessary steps to curb air pollution. was to be done. The Chief Secretary sent the file to the Environment Minister seeking permission to issue this order.

After permission, the file was to be sent to the LG on October 22, but the Environment Minister unnecessarily kept the file with him and sent it back to the Chief Secretary without comment. After the Minister did not take any decision and sent the file back, the Chief Secretary sent it directly to the Lt. Governor for approval, which has been approved by the Lt. Governor. The Lieutenant Governor has expressed displeasure and dismay at the gross negligence of the duties towards the people of Delhi by the Aam Aadmi Party government in this matter. The Chief Secretary was also asked to inform the Chief Minister and Environment Minister in this regard.

Delhi government serious and active about air pollution
Reacting to the matter, AAP said that the Kejriwal government is serious and fully proactive in the matter of air pollution in Delhi. To end air pollution in winter, a 15-point winter action plan has been issued by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. All the agencies of Delhi are also implementing it successfully. This is the reason that this time air pollution has been under control to an extent as compared to the last several years.

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The LG has once again raised questions on the functioning of the Delhi government when the air pollution in Delhi was in the dangerous category in October-November. According to sources, a government order should be issued in this matter in October itself in terms of pollution control, but it is still pending. The gross negligence of the Kejriwal government and Environment Minister Gopal Rai towards their duties is being blamed for this situation.

The minister is accused of withholding the file for a month without issuing an order to this effect. In this regard, the Chief Secretary had sent the file to him. It has not been approved yet. Due to this negligence, Delhi’s air remained in the toxic category in November and December as well. Sources say that if proper steps were taken in this direction by the Kejriwal government in time, this situation could have been avoided to a great extent. As per the orders of the Supreme Court dated 04 and 06 November 2019 and the order of the Central Air Quality Commission (CAQM) dated 5 August this year, the Chief Secretary issued orders to the departments and agencies to take necessary steps to curb air pollution. was to be done. The Chief Secretary sent the file to the Environment Minister seeking permission to issue this order.

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