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3-Month Action Plan Formulated to Combat Pollution in NCR
Apr 18, 2015

A 3-month action plan has been formulated to combat pollution for the National Capital Region. A meeting in this regard was held in New Delhi attended by Ministers of Delhi and Haryana and officers from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh state governments. All the municipal agencies and officials of Delhi Police were also present at the meeting.

♦ National Thermal Power Corporation, NTPC, has decided to convert Units IV and V of Badarpur Plant with retro-fitting, which will reduce emission load from two-thirds to one-thirds.

♦ NTPC has also decided to phase out Units I, II and III in a time-bound manner.

♦ The Centre is forming rules for handling construction and demolition waste.

♦ Rajasthan is taking effective steps to manage construction and demolition waste and will inspect the fuel quality being used in industrial units in Bhiwadi.

♦ In the NCR region, Haryana government will ensure that only BS-IV norms vehicles are registered.

♦ Directions for non-burning of biomass have been issued.

♦ New Delhi Municipal Corporation is coming out with the first plant for plasma gasification in Asia. This facility will treat polluting material and convert it into gas.

 


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