Delhi’s GRAP-ready: 41 teams to monitor pollution violations

  • | Friday | 12th October, 2018

The levels are likely to deteriorate as winter progresses.CPCB on Thursday said that environment marshals have been deployed to provide ground reports on violations like dust pollution, open waste burning and open dumping of waste, among others. NEW DELHI: With the Graded Response Action Plan ( GRAP ) slated to be put into place from October 15 , Central Pollution Control Board ( CPCB ) will be intensifying action on the ground. A total of 41 specialised teams have been asked to carry out field visits in both Delhi and NCR towns of Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad to monitor violations.Delhi’s air quality has largely been hovering between “moderate” to “poor” over the last one week. A number of hotspots in the region have already touched “very poor” air quality forcing both EPCA and CPCB to formulate localised action plans.In a meeting held last week, the CPCB task force had mentioned that Mundka, Anand Vihar, DTU, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad were already showing “very poor” air quality. This will ensure compliance of GRAP measures and help keep a tab on localised pollution sources,” said a senior CPCB official.A total of 554 violations were recorded in Delhi-NCR till October 7, with 287 in Delhi, 61 in Noida, 39 in Ghaziabad, 135 in Faridabad and 32 in Gurgaon.

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