In view of the aggravating crisis of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, PK Mishra, and the Cabinet Secretary of India, Rajiv Gauba, held a high-level meeting through video conferencing on Sunday to tackle air pollution. About 300 teams are in the field in Delhi to reduce air pollution, necessary machinery for this work has been distributed in the states. The Cabinet Secretary will also monitor the situation on a daily basis, while the State Chief Secretaries have been asked to monitor their districts 24×7.
The primary focus is being kept on seven industrial clusters and major traffic corridors in the National Capital Region (NCR). The central government is also keeping a close watch on polluting units and the process of burning of wastes, besides construction activities.
In addition to the Principal Adviser to PM and Cabinet Secretary, the meeting was also attended by secretaries from the Ministries of Agriculture, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Cabinet Secretariat, CPCB Chairman, DG of IMD, Cabinet Secretaries of Delhi, Punjab & Haryana, and other senior officers.
The Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, PK Mishra, had earlier reviewed the situation regarding air pollution in Delhi-NCR to October 24. The Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, had also conducted a meeting on October 4.