With air pollution ranges rising within the nationwide capital as soon as once more, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday stated the ‘Crimson Mild On, Gaadi Off’ marketing campaign launched final yr to encourage folks to show off their engines at alerts will probably be reintroduced from October 18 this yr.
The CM additionally stated that though the marketing campaign will formally start from October 18, folks ought to begin switching off their engines on the alerts immediately.
Over the previous three to 4 days, air pollution in Delhi has elevated, Kejriwal stated. “Delhi’s personal air pollution is throughout the secure restrict all yr. However at the moment of the yr, the degrees enhance. The governments of the neighbouring states haven’t helped their farmers and they’re pressured to burn stubble. NASA satellite tv for pc knowledge exhibits that stubble burning has begun and air pollution in Delhi has elevated,” he stated.
Up to now seven to eight years, PM10 and PM2.5 ranges have lowered by 25% in Delhi, Kejriwal claimed, including, “We have to try to cut back our personal air pollution additional to forestall the air pollution from outdoors from affecting our well being.”
The Chief Minister made appeals to the general public to try to cut back air pollution. “A minimum of as soon as per week, folks should attempt to keep away from utilizing their very own autos. They will use public transport or attempt carpooling,” he stated. He additionally stated consultants have stated this methodology will assist cut back air pollution ranges and in addition save gasoline.
“Individuals should additionally change into the federal government’s eyes and ears and report cases of air pollution, whether or not of rubbish burning or industrial air pollution, on the Inexperienced Delhi cell app,” Kejriwal stated.
The federal government had not too long ago launched a 10-point Winter Motion Plan to cope with air pollution through the season. The plan contains measures to mitigate mud air pollution and stop stubble burning.