Delhi's Municipal Corporation takes action against wintertime air pollution

Municipal Corporation of Delhi claims to have implemented measures to combat air pollution . MCD installed anti-smog equipment at all three waste sites, waste plants, and processing plants .

NEW DELHI: As the city prepares to implement the updated Graded Response Action Plan beginning on October 1, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi claims to have already implemented measures to combat air pollution.It has installed anti-smog equipment at all three waste sites, design and demolition waste plants, and processing plants, where the likelihood of air pollution is high during the transport and recycling process.Two at Bhalswa, one at Okhla, and one at Ghazipur landfill sites are among the 11 anti-smog weapons used to combat dust pollution.Five smog guns have been installed at the C&D waste plants in Rani Khera, Burari, Jahangirpuri, Shastri Park, Bakkarwala, and two at the Civic Centre, MCD's headquarters, according to an MCD official.

On average, the manual sweepers sweep 1,560 kilometers per day, and their operation is monitored by GPS.Officials said at least 80% sprinklers are being used to control dust on 1,600 km of roads every day.MCD has identified 182 places to avoid illegal dumps of rubble.Malba in small amounts can be dumped at these sites, from where it will be transported to the C&D waste processing plants.

MCD is accepting building proposals for over 500 square meter plots on large construction sites, with the instructions to register on the DPCC C&D web portal.Surveillance units will routinely check illicit disposal of C&D waste and biomass burning, as well as defaulters, as requested by the Delhi government environment department.In residential and commercial areas, the civic body will be expanding.We are coordinating with the Non-Profit Air Quality Action Group in order to resolve complaints related to dispersed sources, according to the Commission for Air Quality Management.

Power plants are among the point sources of pollution, while nonpoint ones are waste dumps and waste burning.According to a company, the former south corporation began a pilot program in 2020 to curb air pollution from nonpoint dispersed sources.