Numbers and reality tell two stories on Gurgaon’s pollution fight

  • | Sunday | 24th March, 2019

The complaint has not been resolved, but the authorities marked it as a ‘resolved complaint’. The Sameer app (which records complaints) has become a mere tool to increase the count of resolved cases. Gurgaon: A Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) team has recorded 27 violations of air pollution rules in the city in February.While Haryana State Pollution Control Board officials said the civic agencies have been able to keep a strict check, residents termed the figures mere “eyewash”, attributing the dip in numbers to authorities being unable to address existing complaints. “I filed a complaint against waste-burning in February. No action takes place on the ground,” said Upen Raghav, a resident of Sector 56.The most polluted areas were Sector 10, Sector 14, IMT Manesar and Golf Course Extension Road.While there were 885 violations in Delhi, there were 36 in Ghaziabad, 34 in Faridabad and six in Noida.

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