State & central govt agencies to strictly implement actions under GRAP Stage I in NCR :CAQM
Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) has reiterated to all implementing agencies of the Central and State Governments to strictly implement actions under Stage I of the Graded Response Action Plan- GRAP in view of the air quality index. GRAP is a set of emergency measures taken to reduce air pollution. The Commission has also urged citizens to cooperate in adherence to the Citizen Charter of the respective stages and assist in effective implementation of the GRAP measures to improve the overall Air Quality in the region. As the air quality has reached “poor” category again, actions under Stage I of the GRAP need to be intensified by all concerned. The Commission is reviewing measures undertaken towards abatement of air pollution and also closely monitoring air quality parameters in NCR. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in a statement said that the Commission is reviewing measures undertaken towards abatement of air pollution and also closely monitoring air quality parameters in NCR. A 24-point action plan as per Stage 1 of GRAP is already in place in the entire National Capital Region from 5th of this month. The action plan includes steps such as closure of Construction and Demolition activities of projects with plot size equal to or more than 500 square kilometer which are not registered on the ‘web portal’ of the respective NCR State Government. It also includes proper implementation of guidelines on dust mitigation measures and sound environmental management of Construction and Demolition wastes.
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