Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Green Delhi' app to fight pollution

Updated: 30 October, 2020 11:24 IST | ANI | New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister said that amid the rising air pollution here, the Delhi government along with the citizens is taking various steps to reduce the pollution

Commuters drive along a road under heavy smog conditions in New Delhi. Pic/ AFP
Commuters drive along a road under heavy smog conditions in New Delhi. Pic/ AFP

Amid rising air pollution in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched the "Green Delhi" app, which will enable people to register complaints about violation of anti-pollution norms. "Today we are launching the Green Delhi app. Our aim is to involve each and every citizen in this initiative. This app can be installed from the Play Store. You can file any kind of complaint regarding pollution via this app. If you witness industrial pollution or industrial dust, you can upload its video, picture, or audio. Automatically the location will be sent to us," said Kejriwal "Particular department will receive the complaint and they will have to work in a time-bound manner. If the citizen is not satisfied with the solution, he or she can re-open that complaint," he added. Delhi Government has set up a green war room to monitor the status of the complaints that works round the clock, the Chief Minister stated.

"70 green martial have been deployed. They will help in solving the complaints," he added.

Delhi Chief Minister said that amid the rising air pollution here, the Delhi government along with the citizens is taking various steps to reduce the pollution.

"We have taken initiatives in the last five years as well following which the pollution here has been reduced by 25 per cent. We are still taking steps like all the thermal power plants are all closed in Delhi. Fuel has been changed in 95 per cent of the industries in Delhi. Now they are using non polluting fuels," said Kejriwal. He said that Delhi has set an example by bringing up an initiative to decompose the stubble and making it compost by spraying a chemical.

"The results are satisfactory. If this is successful, we will get a solution for stubble working by next year. We have also launched the Electronic Vehicle Policy," he added.

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First Published: 30 October, 2020 10:33 IST

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