MoEF to Launch Dust Mitigation Measures
- 13 Jul 2018
- 2 min read
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has lined up a slew of measures to tackle dust pollution in the capital. It will include the launch of three pilot projects:
- Installation of filters on top of buses,
- Use of dust separation chemical sprays and
- Installing equipment that will suck in particulate matter. The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) will install these
- Use of more mechanical sweepers.
- The pillars of the Delhi Metro network to have the hanging garden.
- Use of water sprinklers to settle the dust.
- Finalizing the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), so that it can be adopted by other states as well.
National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
- It is a medium-term national-level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner.
- The overall objective is to augment and evolve effective ambient air quality monitoring network across the country besides ensuring a comprehensive management plan for prevention, control, and abatement of air pollution.
- A separate component on ‘Technology Assessment Cell’ has been envisaged under NCAP to evaluate the technologies for prevention, control, and abatement of air pollution.
- However, it does not mention any specific target and time frame.