Major action taken at 13 pollution hot spots in Delhi: Officials’Major action’ taken at 13 pollution hot spots in Delhi: Officials

India Today | Nov 10, 2019 at 2:26 PM
  • Acting on a slew of directions from the Supreme Court, implementing agencies have taken “major action” at 13 pollution hot spots in the national capital, including closing 23 polluting industrial units, over the last three days, officials said on Sunday.
  • After the apex court directed a three-member Monitoring Committee to oversee the implementation of pollution-control measures, its chairman Bhure Lal visited the hotspots of Wazirpur, Ashok Vihar, Punjabi Bagh, Dwarka and R.K.Puram on November 8 and Narela, Bawana, Jahangirpuri, and Mundka on November 9.
  • In view the deficiencies observed by the Monitoring Committee, the municipal corporations have lifted 400 metric tonnes of of construction and demolition waste, 1,200 metric tonnes of garbage, 150 kg of plastic waste, and mitigated 10 incidents of garbage burning.