Photos: Delhi launches action plan to fight air pollution

The Delhi government this week approved a seven point action plan that involves tree transplantation and smog tower installation as part of moves meant to address the city’s air pollution. The action plan also includes a separate strategy for dust control, management of 13 pollution hot spots, a war room for real-time monitoring of pollution levels and efficacy of measures to fight pollution, and a mobile app for registering complaints. A rise in air pollution plagues the capital annually due to several meteorological factors combined with industrial activity, stubble fires and construction dust.

Updated On Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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Dust from construction activity polluting the air around Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi on October 7. The national capital witnesses a spike in the levels of air pollution almost every year during winter due to various conditions including construction activity and the stubble burning in neighbouring states. A seven-point action plan for combating pollution Delhi was announced by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this week. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

Dust from construction activity polluting the air around Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi on October 7. The national capital witnesses a spike in the levels of air pollution almost every year during winter due to various conditions including construction activity and the stubble burning in neighbouring states. A seven-point action plan for combating pollution Delhi was announced by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this week. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A smog tower to control air pollution levels, at Central Market in Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi on October 9. In line with the action plan, a similar smog tower is to come up in Connaught Place within 10 months, Kejriwal said in a video press briefing on October 9. The central government is already working on one in Anand Vihar. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

A smog tower to control air pollution levels, at Central Market in Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi on October 9. In line with the action plan, a similar smog tower is to come up in Connaught Place within 10 months, Kejriwal said in a video press briefing on October 9. The central government is already working on one in Anand Vihar. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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People perform yoga at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi on October 11. As part of a new tree transplantation policy, the Delhi cabinet on October 9 also approved rules making it mandatory for at least 80% of trees affected by any development project to be transplanted, in a move meant to address concerns regarding the city’s green cover. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

People perform yoga at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi on October 11. As part of a new tree transplantation policy, the Delhi cabinet on October 9 also approved rules making it mandatory for at least 80% of trees affected by any development project to be transplanted, in a move meant to address concerns regarding the city’s green cover. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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A worker sprays water at a demolition site to control air-pollution, at GPRA Sewa Sadan Netaji Nagar in New Delhi on October 11. The action plan includes a separate strategy for dust control, management of 13 pollution hot spots, a war room for real-time monitoring of pollution levels and efficacy of measures to fight pollution, and a mobile app for registering complaints. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

A worker sprays water at a demolition site to control air-pollution, at GPRA Sewa Sadan Netaji Nagar in New Delhi on October 11. The action plan includes a separate strategy for dust control, management of 13 pollution hot spots, a war room for real-time monitoring of pollution levels and efficacy of measures to fight pollution, and a mobile app for registering complaints. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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A herd of cattle seen amid mild haze on the outskirts of Dwarka in New Delhi on October 9. In view of air quality in Delhi-NCR hitting ‘poor’ level, a Supreme Court mandated body on October 8 announced implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) from October 15 and a ban on the use of diesel generators, except for essential and emergency services in Delhi and neighbouring areas. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

A herd of cattle seen amid mild haze on the outskirts of Dwarka in New Delhi on October 9. In view of air quality in Delhi-NCR hitting ‘poor’ level, a Supreme Court mandated body on October 8 announced implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) from October 15 and a ban on the use of diesel generators, except for essential and emergency services in Delhi and neighbouring areas. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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A view of the polluted Yamuna River, at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on October 8. Smoke emanating from the burning of stubble by farmers in Delhi’s neighbouring states, but mostly in Punjab and Haryana, is a significant contributor to Delhi’s air pollution -- almost 44% according to the Delhi government -- every winter. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

A view of the polluted Yamuna River, at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on October 8. Smoke emanating from the burning of stubble by farmers in Delhi’s neighbouring states, but mostly in Punjab and Haryana, is a significant contributor to Delhi’s air pollution -- almost 44% according to the Delhi government -- every winter. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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Delhi Environment minister Gopal Rai at a green war room to monitor real time pollution data and hot spot conditions in New Delhi on October 8. This centralised “war room” at the state secretariat will monitor air pollution levels and coordinate efforts by different agencies to control a spike in bad air, a chronic problem that plagues the Capital and its surrounding areas every winter. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

Delhi Environment minister Gopal Rai at a green war room to monitor real time pollution data and hot spot conditions in New Delhi on October 8. This centralised “war room” at the state secretariat will monitor air pollution levels and coordinate efforts by different agencies to control a spike in bad air, a chronic problem that plagues the Capital and its surrounding areas every winter. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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Street vendors selling cleaning equipment seen at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on October 8. According to an analysis by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, a Delhi-based think tank, transportation contributes the most to Delhi’s air pollution. Road dust is the second largest source of air pollution in the city, followed by industries, thermal power plants and construction, PTI reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:59 PM IST

Street vendors selling cleaning equipment seen at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on October 8. According to an analysis by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, a Delhi-based think tank, transportation contributes the most to Delhi’s air pollution. Road dust is the second largest source of air pollution in the city, followed by industries, thermal power plants and construction, PTI reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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