Delhi Pollution: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Thursday that instructions have been issued to extend the Anti-Open Burning Campaign for the next one month i.e. from May 13 to June 13. The report of the first phase (12 April to 12 May) of the Anti Open Burning Campaign launched under the Summer Action Plan in Delhi has also been released by the department. Under this campaign, inspection of 5241 places was completed as well as notices were given to 23 people and institutions and 6 people were booked.
Minister Gopal Rai said that Thursday was the last day of the first phase of the Anti-Open Burning Campaign launched under the Summer Action Plan. In view of the cases of open burning in Delhi, instructions have also been issued to extend the anti open burning campaign from May 13 to June 13. According to the report, about 5241 places were inspected in the last one month and about 442 inspections of landfill sites have also been completed. Along with this, notices / challans have been issued to 23 people and organizations and legal action has been taken against 6 people.
He said that under the Anti-Open Burning Campaign, 500 teams of 10 departments are being inspected at different places in Delhi. Which has been taking immediate steps to monitor and prevent incidents of open burning in Delhi 24 hours a day. The report of which has also been issued to the Environment Department from time to time, along with instructions have been given to MCD to take all appropriate steps to control the incidents of fire at the landfill site.
Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that Green Delhi App has also contributed a lot to redress the complaints related to anti open burning. Out of 374 complaints, about 347 complaints have been redressed through this app. Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that so far through this campaign, the government has been successful in controlling the cases of open burning in Delhi and taking strict action. In future also this campaign will continue to play an important role in environmental improvement and pollution control of Delhi.