Union Environment Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, launched a ten day long Clean Air Campaign on November 1 till November 10 in Delhi, to monitor and report polluting activities as well as to ensure quick action. 52 teams were jointly flagged off by Union Minister for Environment, Forest &Climate Change and the Minister from Government of Delhi.
These teams will be visiting different parts of Delhi and adjacent towns of Faridabad, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Noida. The team will comprise of the local Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) as the team leader, senior official from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and representatives from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). While Delhi has 44 teams the cities in NCR region namely Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad have two teams each.
Speaking at the flagging off ceremony Dr Harsh Vardhan said that active participation from all concerned agencies will be required to ensure that quick action is taken on the cases of violations reported by field teams. “In case of repeat violations, criminal proceedings against defaulters will also be initiated” added the Union Minister.