Delhi Three pilot projects to tackle bad air

  • | Friday | 13th July, 2018

There is an increase in the number of good air days but not a significant one. "The environment ministry will undertake these projects in association with the Delhi government," the official had said.The official said that Delhi witnessed 56 good air days in January-June period in in 2017, while this year the capital had 65 such days. The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute will run the pilot project on installing equipment to suck in particulate matter. NEW DELHI: Ahead of the critical months of November and December when air quality dips to severe levels in Delhi, the environment ministry has lined up a host of measures to tackle dust pollution, including the launching of three pilot projects - mounting filters on buses, using dust separation chemical sprays and installing equipment to suck in particulate matter.The ministry also said the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is likely to be finalised by the end of this month and sent to states so that they can make plans to curb air pollution The environment ministry has prepared a draft NCAP with an objective to come up with a comprehensive plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution, and to augment the air quality monitoring network across the country.

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