Dy CM @msisodia initiates unique collaborative dialogue with traders to form Delhi’s GST council inputs.

मेरा काम दिल्ली के व्यापारियों के हितों को सुरक्षा करना है : मनीष सिसोदिया

–    जीएसटी काउंसिल की आगामी बैठकों से पहले दिल्ली सरकार ने शुरू की व्यापारियों से चर्चा

–    व्यापारियों की जरूरतों को समझने के लिए दिल्ली सरकार की पहल


नई दिल्ली : 24/10/2016


नई दिल्ली। जीएसटी काउंसिल की आगामी बैठकों से पहले दिल्ली सरकार ने व्यापारियों की जरूरतों को समझने के लिए अलग-अलग व्यापारिक संगठनों के साथ विचार-विमर्श शुरू कर दिया है। इसी क्रम में सोमवार को पेपर मर्चेंट एसोसिएशन के साथ एक सेमिनार का आयोजन किया गया। इसमें दिल्ली के उप-मुख्यमंत्री और वित्त मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने कहा, बतौर वित्त मंत्री मेरा काम दिल्ली के व्यापारियों के हितों की सुरक्षा करना है। इसीलिए इस तरह की कसलटेशंस शुरू की गई हैं।

उन्होंने कहा कि जीएसटी काउंसिल की पिछली मीटिंग्स में काफी चीजें तय होने जा रही थीं। लेकिन मैंने वहां कहा कि मुझे नहीं पता कि बाकी वित्त मंत्रियों ने अपने राज्य के लोगों से, अपने राज्य के व्यापारियों से कितनी चर्चा की है, पर मुझे दिल्ली के व्यापारियों के साथ अभी और चर्चा की जरूरत है। इसके बाद बाकी वित्त मंत्रियों ने भी माना कि विभिन्न मुद्दों पर अभी और चर्चा की जानी चाहिए।

मनीष सिसोदिया ने ये भी कहा कि इन बैठकों में एक-एक प्रोडक्ट पर चर्चा होनी चाहिए। इस बात पर भी चर्चा होनी चाहिए कि फलां प्रोडक्ट को किस स्लैब में रखने से क्या फायदे हैं और क्या नुकसान।

दिल्ली के वित्त मंत्री ने कहा कि हमने अपने बजट में कोई टैक्स नहीं बढ़ाया बल्कि कई प्रोडक्ट पर हमने टैक्स कम किए। अब चूंकि जीएसटी लागू हो रहा है तो फैसला नेशनल लेवल पर होगा लेकिन दिल्ली की तरफ से हमारा पूरा जोर रहेगा कि जितना मिनिमम टैक्स रहे। क्योंकि मैक्सिमम टैक्स रखने पर चोरी होगी। रिश्वतखोरी बढ़ेगी। इंस्पेक्टरों की कमाई होगी। व्यापारी औऱ ग्राहक दोनों के ऊपर भारी पड़ेगा।

पेपर मर्चेंट एसोसिएशन ने सुझाव दिया है कि सभी प्रकार के पेपर व बोर्ड को जीएसटी की 12 प्रतिशत की कैटेगरी  में रखा जाए। अभी तक एजुकेशनल बुक्स औऱ कॉपियों पर टैक्स नहीं लगता है। इसके अलावा इनपुट आउटपुट का डिफरेंस कैरीफॉरवर्ड होना चाहिए। साथ ही दिल्ली में टैक्स की लाइबिलिटी विक्रेता व्यापारी की होनी चाहिए।

Delhi Env Min @ImranHussaain forms teams of DPCC Ex-Ens and SDMs to curb waste burning and dust pollution


New Delhi: 26/10/2016


Delhi Govt reviews preparation for prohibition of burning of garbage, dry leaves and dust control measures ahead of Winter & Diwali

Environment Minister, Shri Imran Hussain on Wednesday reviewed the preparation of various land owning agencies regarding prohibition of burning of garbage, dry leaves, waste, plastic, rubber etc and dust control measures at construction sites to check air pollution in Delhi.

The meeting was attended by senior officers of the Environment Department, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Revenue Department, Delhi Development Authority(DDA), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), East/North/South MCDs,  Delhi Cantonment Board(DCB), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), PWD,  Traffic Police, Health Department,  Delhi Parks & Garden Society(DPGS).

In the meeting, the minister directed strict compliance of the Hon’ble NGT order in O.A. 21 of 2014 titled “VardhmanKaushik Vs. UOI” regarding prohibition of burning of garbage, dry leaves, waste, plastic, rubber etc and dust control measures at construction sites.

The National Green Tribunal has  directed all Land Owning Agencies in Delhi to impose fine of Rs.5,000/- on  persons found  burning of leave material in the open and fine upto Rs. 5 lakh on the owners/ builders who are found not following the dust control measures while carrying out construction activity.

Delhi government has conferred powers on SDMs &Tehsildars to levy fine of Rs. 5,000/- on the persons found indulged in burning of dry leaves, waste material, plastic, rubber etc. in open.  Besides this all the land owning agencies, municipal corporations, DDA, Delhi Cantonment Board etc. are similarly vested with powers to impose levy of like amount from the violators

Mr Hussain asked all the land owning agencies to intensify their inspections as the winter is fast approaching and air pollution problem is likely to become grave, as seen from the past experience.

The Minister’s direction assumes special significance in view of forthcoming Diwali festival coinciding with onset of winter season. This is the part of season when lower colder layers of atmosphere do not permit easy dissipation of particulate matter and results in heightened air pollution levels in the National Capital Region.

During the meeting, land owning agencies informed about action being taken against violators of dust control norms and those found indulging in burning of waste matter in open.

The Minister emphasized the need to increase the vigil in the coming days so that instances of violations of dust control norms and burning in open could be minimized as otherwise these factors could add to air pollution much to the discomfort of citizens of Delhi especially senior citizens and young children.

Mr Hussain observed that neighbouring States viz. Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have already been requested to stop instances of burning of agriculture residue which are also one of the major sources of air pollution during this part of season. In order to have effective check on sale/stocking/bursting of firecrackers especially the ones illegally imported/Chinese crackers, 11 teams headed by SDMs duly assisted by ExecutiveEngineers of DPCC are making also surprise inspections in their respective areas.

The team deputed in the North West district seized huge quantity of Chinese crackers in Avantika market and the West district  team seized imported crackers Tilak Market, Ramesh Nagar in the night of 25.10.2016.

Besides this, Delhi Police has been requested to strictly enforce ban on bursting of crackers from 10.00 pm to 6.00 am.

The Minister observed that initial trends indicate the commitment of people in controlling air pollution as the residential average data collected since 17thOctober, 2016 till 25th October, 2016 is lately showing downward trend in so far as PM 10 and PM 2.5 are concerned.(Chart enclosed).

The Minister once again appealed to general public to fully support Delhi Government’s Anti Fire Crackers Campaign so that Delhites could breathe fresh and healthy air this Diwali.


Dy CM @msisodia announces 3-tier plan to stop illegal drinking/liquor sale in Delhi.

Deputy Chief Minister announces a three-fold action plan for crackdown on illegal liquor sale and drinking in public 


  • Special Excise teams to conduct inspections of liquor vends beginning today
  • Inspections to be followed by an awareness drive till 7th November
  • From November 7th onwards – drinking illegally in the open to attract a stringent fine of Rs 5,000.
  • Those indulging in nuisance after drinking will have to pay a fine of Rs 10,000  

New Delhi: 26/10/2016


Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia on Wednesday announced a threefold action plan for stringent crackdown on illegal consumption of liquor in the open in violation of the Delhi Excise Act.

Following a high level meeting of the Excise Department chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, special teams of Excise officials have been formed for this action plan.

“Public nuisance, violation of rules will be under the radar of these teams which have been asked to immediately start these inspections. They will also inspect shops in the city to ensure whether terms and conditions of license are being followed,” said Shri Manish Sisodia who also holds charge of the Excise Department.

“We will also inspect if these shops have followed last year’s order of installing CCTV cameras in their premises. Checks will be conducted to examine if these CCTV cameras are functioning properly or not,” he said.

Besides these steps, the Delhi Government intends to come down heavily on illegal businesses flourishing around these vends.  “The ambience around the shops will also be inspected. Therefore our teams will ensure CCTV camers are also installed outside the shops for foolproof monitoring,” Shri Sisodia said.


After Diwali, a special awareness drive will be started to make people aware of the dangers of illegally drinking in public, which not merely a criminal offence, but a social menace too.


Following the awareness drive, post 07th November, anyone caught drinking publicly will have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 and anyone creating nuisance in public will be fined Rs 10,000 and face arrest.

Special effort will also be made to sensitize people about being respectful to women and society, at large and not indulge in these activities.



खुले में शराब पीने पर 5 हजार का जुर्माना


–    पीकर हंगामा करने पर 10 हजार का जुर्माना लगाया जाएगा

–    खुले में शराब पीने वालों के खिलाफ दिल्ली सरकार का धरपकड़ अभियान

–    इससे पहले लोगों को जागरूक करने के लिए भी चलेगा एक अभियान

–    बुधवार से दिल्ली के सभी शराब दुकानों का इंस्पेक्शन शुरू



नई दिल्ली। दिल्ली में खुले में शराब पीने वालों की धरपकड़ शुरू की जाएगी। दिल्ली के उप-मुख्यमंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने दिल्ली सचिवालय में आयोजित एक प्रेस कांफ्रेंस में ये जानकारी दी। इसके लिए बाकायदा 7 नवंबर से एक अभियान चलाया जाएगा। खुले में शराब पीने पर गिरफ्तारी हो सकती है। उन पर 5000 रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया जाएगा। शराब पीकर हंगामा करने वालों के खिलाफ ये जुर्माना 10000 रुपये होगा। दिल्ली एक्साइज एक्ट में ऐसी कार्रवाई के प्रावधान हैं।

मनीष सिसोदिया ने कहा, “ खुले में शराब पीने वालों से मैं अपील भी करना चाहता हूं और चेतावनी भी दे रहा हूं कि वे ऐसा न करें। क्योंकि ये महिला सुरक्षा व लॉ एंड ऑर्डर के खिलाफ है और लोगों के लिए भी परेशानी का सबब है। खुले में शराब पीने वालों और उनके परिवार के लिए भी ये ठीक नहीं है। उन्हें जेल जाना पड़ सकता है। जुर्माना भरना पड़ सकता है।“

उन्होंने ये भी कहा कि दिल्ली में जहां भी शराब की दुकानें ठीक से काम नहीं कर रही हैं, लाइसेंस का उल्लंघन करके चल रही हैं और इन वजहों से लोगों को दिक्कत हो रही है, तो उनके खिलाफ सरकार बहुत सख्ती से पेश आएगी।

इससे पहले मनीष सिसोदिया ने एक्साइज विभाग के अधिकारियों के साथ एक बैठक में ये निर्देश जारी किए। बैठक में ये भी फैसला लिया गया कि दीपावली के बाद पूरी दिल्ली में एक सप्ताह तक जागरूकता अभियान चलाकर लोगों से खुले में शराब न पीने की अपील की जाएगी। लोगों को बताया जाएगा कि दिल्ली में खुले में शराब पीना अपराध है। लोगों को सजा और जुर्माने के बारे में भी बताया जाएगा। एक सप्ताह के जागरूकता अभियान के बाद खुलेआम शराब पीने वालों के खिलाफ धरपकड़ अभियान छेड़ दिया जाएगा। एक्साइज विभाग की टीमें दिल्ली के अलग-अलग हिस्सों में रात 10 बजे तक निगरानी करेंगी। शराब की दुकानों के आसपास विशेष निगरानी रखी जाएगी। और खुले में या कार में बैठकर शराब पीने वालों के खिलाफ तुरंत कार्रवाई की जाएगी।

इसके अलावा एक्साइज विभाग की टीमों ने 26 अक्टूबर यानी बुधवार से दिल्ली की सभी शराब की दुकानों का इंस्पेक्शन का काम शुरू कर दिया है। किसी भी दुकान में किसी भी तरह के नियम का उल्लंघन पाए जाने पर सख्त कार्रवाई की जाएगी। इंस्पेक्शन पर जाने वाली टीमें ये भी देखेंगी कि शराब की सभी दुकानों में सीसीटीवी लगाने के आदेश का पालन हो रहा है या नहीं। देखा जाएगा कि सीसीटीवी लगवाए गए हैं या नहीं। सीसीटीवी काम कर रहे हैं या नहीं। ये टीमें शराब की दुकानों के आसपास के माहौल को भी देखेंगे। ये देखेंगे कि कहीं दुकान आसपास का माहौल ओपन लिकर कंजप्शन को बढ़ावा देने वाला तो नहीं है। अगर ऐसा है तो शराब की दुकान के बाहर भी सीसीटीवी लगाना होगा जिससे वहां का का पूरा एरिया कवर हो जाए।

Delhi Environment Minister @ImranHussaain forms task force to curb sale of illegal toxic crackers in Delhi.

  • Delhi government forms 11 teams headed by SDMs to crack down on illegally imported toxic crackers during Diwali
  • Teams directed to conduct surprise inspection and take action against sellers and buyers of illegal crackers
  • SDMs directed strict enforcement of Supreme Court directions of NO crackers after 10 PM
  • Delhi government appeals to residents to SAY NO TO CRACKERS and prevent air pollution


Environment Minister Shri Imran Hussain on Tuesday reviewed the action being taken by various stakeholder departments and agencies including the Environment Department, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Delhi Police, Licensing Unit, Petroleum & Exposure Safety Organization (PESO), District Magistrates/SDMs etc., to make the ‘Anti-Fire Crackers Campaign’ successful, to control air and noise pollution effectively due to the bursting of fire crackers during the forthcoming Diwali festival.

The meeting was attended by senior officers of Environment Department and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) alongwith SDMs of all districts who are the designated authority as per notification under Noise Pollution Rules 2000 and also by Senior Officers of Delhi Police and PESO.

The Delhi Government has constituted 11 District wise teams headed by area SDMs and assisted by Executive Engineers (DPCC) to curb the sale of illegally imported/Chinese fire crackers in the market, which are the main source of spreading toxicity in the air during Diwali.

These teams have been directed to make surprise inspections daily and to take action as per law, against violators found stocking and selling illegal/imported Chinese fire crackers. Delhi Police has also been requested to take necessary action as per provisions of law and also to provide assistance to teams set up by Delhi Government.

The Minister directed the teams of area SDMs, DPCC and Delhi Police to intensify field visits and take stringent actions against the violators.

He also directed Distt. Magistrates and SDMs to increase public awareness among people regarding orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India putting complete ban on bursting of sound emitting fire crackers between 10 PM to 6 AM.

Delhi Police informed that they have restricted the number of Licenses for sale of fireworks. DPCC was also directed to check  and monitor Ambient Air & Noise levels during  pre and Diwali nights.

Mr Hussain directed the Environment Department to set-up control room in DPCC to coordinate with various linked agencies to curb illegal sale of fire crackers and for receipt and monitoring of inspection reports on day-to-day basis.

The minister observed that Delhi Government is committed to provide safe and healthy environment to its citizens. All concerned Departments should create public awareness with the active participation of Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs), Eco-clubs in various schools and colleges through newspapers, FM radio and social media etc.

He appealed to the Delhites to effectively participate in the Anti Fire Crackers Campaign by desisting from buying/bursting harmful and loud noise producing crackers. They can bring cheers in the lives of their family members, friends and neighbours by lighting earthen diyas.

The Delhi Government is organizing an awareness programme on Anti Fire Cracker Campaign on 27thOctober (Thursday) at the Central Park from 7.00 PM involving all the stakeholders like eco-clubs of various schools and colleges, NGOs, RWAs and general public.


Delhi Govt. to install RFIDs + W-i-M machines at 13 entry points to stop air pollution by commercial vehicles.


  • Delhi govt begins process for installation of RFIDs & Weigh-in-Motion machines at 13 entry points
  • RFIDs will regulate entry of commercial vehicles into Delhi to curb air pollution as per directions of hon’ble Supreme Court
  • PWD & Health Minister, Shri Satyendar Jain directs RITES to prepare bidding documents for installation of RFID for entry points


New Delhi: 27/10/2016

Delhi government on Thursday set in motion the process for the installation of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) and Weigh-in-Motion machines at all 13 entry points to the national capital for regulation of commercial vehicles to check air pollution in the national capital.

PWD and Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain chaired a meeting of all the concerned departments including the MCDs, Transport, VAT, PWD, Environment, DPCC, DSIIDC etc., and directed immediate steps to curb air pollution in accordance with the hon’ble Supreme Court guidelines of levying Environmental Compensation Charge (ECC) on commercial vehicles entering the national capital.

Shri Jain directed that RITES (a central government enterprise under the Railways) will prepare the bidding documents for the process so that the work for the installation of RFIDs and Weigh-in-Motion equipments could begin at the earliest.

It was decided in the meeting to ensure a foolproof system for the implementation of the Supreme Court guidelines without any pilferage and lack of clarity.

Hon’ble Supreme Court has already made it clear that the ECC collected ought to be exclusively used for augmenting public transport and improving roads in Delhi.

Delhi government is also in the process of implementing a series of steps to check air pollution, which assumes serious proportions during winter months. (Announcements in this regard will be made very soon).

The Environment Department has already ordered a crackdown and strict enforcement of imposition of Rs 5,000 fine on those burning garbage and dry leaves etc., in the open.

Delhi Environment Minister @ImranHussaain cracks down on sale of imported crackers



Dated : 27/10/2016



The Environment Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Sh. Imran Hussain,  today participated in a public awareness programme on Anti Fire Cracker Campaign at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The programme was also attended by senior officers of Environment Department, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), large no. of children representing Eco-clubs of various schools and colleges, NGOs, RWAs and eminent persons from public.


To create mass awareness among citizens about the harmful effects of fire- crackers on human health, elderly people, children, infants and environment,  GNCTD has launched Anti Fire Crackers Campaign.  Awareness Campaign have been organized in the schools, colleges and prominent locations in Delhi along with NGOs and RWAs etc.


On this occasion, school children from Gyan Mandir Public School, Naryana Vihar; Mount Abu Public School, Rohini; Bal Bhawan Public School, Mayur Vihar and Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh performed Nukkad-Natak on the theme of celebrating Diwali in eco-friendly way without bursting of loud- sound producing and harmful fire crackers.


School children from Little Flowers Public Senior Secondary School presented a song urging people to support Anti Fire Cracker Campaign.


Sh. Imran Hussain administered Pledge  to all the participants to celebrate Diwali this year as Environment Friendly Festival by not bursting harmful crackers, decorating houses with Diyas and Rangoli, distributing sweets and spreading the message of universal brotherhood.


Speaking on the occasion, the Minister appealed to all the citizens of Delhi to support Anti Fire Cracker Campaign in big way during Diwali. Hon’ble Minister especially sought the cooperation of children.


Earlier during the day, Shri Imran Hussain reviewed the measures for controlling air pollution in the city with the Secretary (Environment), Spl. Secretary (Environment), Director (Environment), Sr. Scientists of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). The inspection being done by District Magistrates/SDMs and Police was also appreciated.


During the meeting, officers of Environment Department and DPCC informed that the Anti Cracker Campaign has been undertaken with full thrust. It was informed that one of the major areas of concern are illegal crackers for which 11 teams comprising of SDMs and Environmental Engineers of DPCC are visiting different Markets, seizing the illegal crackers and taking necessary action against the violators. Citizens were also requested to inform about stocking/sale of illegally imported fire crackers on whats app no. 9717593574.


Ambient air is influenced heavily by activities such as agriculture burning, industrial emission, operation of more than 4000 brick kilns and massive ongoing construction activity in NCR etc. of neighbouring States.


Major farm residue fire have been recently reported in Punjab and Haryana. Delhi being on down-wind direction has been impacted severely. Due to this fact, the city may face critically polluted period during the coming days.


To control the local sources of pollution, the Minister instructed different stakeholders to keep a vigil on garbage and biomass burning. The industries were also advised to take steps to achieve the prescribed norms. Recently, Sh. Imran Hussain had reviewed the efforts to curb leaf burning and pollution due to construction activities in Delhi, with all local bodies including North/South/East MCDs, DDA, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board and DPCC, PWD, Health Department etc.,


Sh. Imran Hussain appealed to citizen of Delhi to minimize the use of cracker and to follow the timings prescribed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Further, he stressed upon citizens for proper maintenance of the vehicles and generators properly and minimizing their use. The week following Diwali with the onset of winter may see increase in air pollution.


Sh. Imran Hussain extended heartiest greetings to the citizens of Delhi on the eve of Diwali.


Delhi Dy. CM @msisodia initiates 7-team all-Delhi excise inspections for Excise Rule enforcement

New Delhi: 27/10/2016

Excise teams begin inspections of liquor vends & departmental stores of Delhi

Following directions of the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia, the Excise Department has initiated surprise inspections to check the illegal sale and consumption of liquor in violation of the Delhi Excise Act.

The Department has handed over the report of the first day of its exercise (Wednesday) to the Deputy Chief Minister. Main features of Wednesday’s inspections were as follows :

  • Seven teams of the Excise Department conducted inspections at Nehru Place, Paharganj, Motipur, Rajendra Place, Rohini and Gujranwala Town.
  • An FIR was registered at the Alipur Police Station (Outer Delhi) against a restaurant under the Excise Act on the GT karnal Road for illegally serving alcohol at its premises without a valid licence of running a Bar.
  • Excise Department has directed its teams to carry out inspections on following points : Information on CCTV, instructions to vend managers about strictly disallowing nuisance, record any deficiency if any found and give complete remarks about their inspections.
  • During the inspections it was found that liquor vends had installed CCTVs in accordance with directions issued to them and these were found to be functional.
  • No major violation was found in the departmental stores during inspections.
  • It was noticed that chillers in majority of departmental stores were found to be non-functional.
  • All liquor vends inspected were directed to strictly report all cases of illegal consumption of liquor to the Excise Department control room immediately.

शराब की दुकानों पर एक्साइज विभाग का इंस्पेक्शन शुरू



दिल्ली के उप-मुख्यमंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया के निर्देश के बाद दिल्ली के विभिन्न इलाकों में शराब की दुकानों पर एक्साइज विभाग की टीमों का सरप्राइज इंस्पेक्शन जारी है। पहले दिन यानी 26 अक्टूबर, बुधवार को विभाग की 7 टीमों ने दिल्ली के नेहरू प्लेस, पहाड़गंज, रोहिणी, मोतीपुर, गुजरावालां टाउन, राजेंद्र प्लेस में शराब की दुकानों और उनके आसपास का इंस्पेक्शन किया। यहां ‘दिल्ली एक्साइज एक्ट’ के उल्लंघन का कोई मामला सामने नहीं आया है। टीमों ने पता लगाया कि दुकानों में सीसीटीवी लगे हैं या नहीं, सीसीटीवी चल रहे हैं या नहीं। टीमों ने विशेषरूप से इस बात का भी पता लगाया कि दुकानों के आसपास लोग खुलेआम शराब तो नहीं पी रहे हैं।

ऐसे डिपार्टमेंटल स्टोर्स जहां बीयर और वाइन रखने की अनुमति है वहां भी निर्धारित 15 फीसदी से ज्यादा बीयर और वाइन नहीं मिली। कुछ डिपार्टमेंटल स्टोर्स में तो चिलर भी काम नहीं कर रहे थे। डिपार्टमेंटल स्टोर्स में चिलर में बीयर रखने की मनाही है।

उल्लेखनीय है कि 24 अक्टूबर को उप-मुख्यमंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने एक्साइज विभाग के अधिकारियों के साथ मयूर विहार फेस 2 में शराब की कुछ दुकानों पर छापा मारा था जिसमें एक दुकान का लाइसेंस सस्पेंड कर दिया गया था।



अवैध तरीके से शराब बेचने वाले एक रेस्टोरेंट के खिलाफ एफआईआर


जीटी करनाल रोड अवैध तरीके से शराब बेचने वाले एक रेस्टोरेंट के खिलाफ एफआईआर दर्ज कराई गई है। एक्साइज विभाग की एक इंस्पेक्शन टीम दुकान पर पहुंची तो पता चला कि उसके पास शराब परोसने का लाइसेंस नहीं है लेकिन वहां शराब परोसी जा रही है। इसके बाद टीम ने रेस्टोरेंट के खिलाफ ये कार्रवाई की गई।

Crop residue burning from Punjab and Haryana affects Delhi pollution

  • Crop residue burning in neighbouring states major source of air pollution in Delhi
  • Delhi govt releases NASA image of Oct 26th which shows haze blanket across North India due to crop residue burning in Haryana and Punjab
  • Delhi govt renews appeal of not bursting crackers on Diwali

Dated : 29/10/2016

Delhi government on Saturday reviewed the ambient air quality in the national capital on the eve of Diwali and the analysis has found that fires in the fields arising out of agricultural residue burning in the neighbouring states are having a major adverse effect on the air quality.

The NASA image of October 26th, which is being released to the media along with this press release shows fires raging in the fields of Punjab and Haryana due to burning of agricultural residue are causing a blanket of haze across entire North India, including Delhi.

Agricultural fires in the fields of neighbouring states particularly Punjab and Haryana are a  major contributor in the deterioration of ambient air quality, which will also suffer due to inversion and calm meteorological conditions currently prevailing.

Given this situation, the Environment Minister Mr Imran Hussain has reiterated the Delhi government’s appeal to the residents of the national capital to stay away from crackers on Diwali, since bursting of these crackers would aggravate the deterioration in air quality.

The teams of Environment department have seized illegally imported crackers  at Qutab Road area, Moti Nagar, Rajouri Garden and Patel Nagar. The Drive against sale of imported illegal/Chinese crackers is working as a deterrent and has shown an impact on the sale of imported/Chinese crackers.


Delhi Govt. lights 7438 dark spots in Delhi bolstering women’s safety. Spots identified by NGO Safetipin and fixed by PWD.

Delhi govt begins lighting of 7438 dark spots in North and East MCD areas.

New Delhi: 29/10/2016

Fulfilling one of its major election promises of ensuring women safety, the Delhi government on Saturday initiated the implementation of lighting up 7438 dark spots identified under the jurisdiction of North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations.

PWD Minister Mr Satyendar Jain inaugurated the installation of lights to illuminate the dark spots identified by NGO Safetipin, which it had shared with the Delhi Police.

The ambitious project to install lights in the areas under the jurisdiction of the North and East MCDs was implemented following the PWD obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from both the corporations.

PWD Minister Mr Satyendar Jain has set a target of illuminating all the 7438 dark spots in North and East MCDs before the completion of the current financial year (that is before 31st March).

The Minister has said he will consider the lighting of dark spots to be done only after the Safetipin audit endorses that the work has been satisfactorily done.

Earlier, PWD areas were illuminated and the audit was done by Saftipin, which reported to the department that dark spots had been illuminated.

Mr Jain expressed the hope that the South MCD will also expedite the process of granting a NOC to the PWD so that lighting of dark spots across Delhi could be completed at the earliest.

The minister invited suggestions from all stakeholders on how the government could take further steps to make Delhi safe for women.

Delhi Govt writes to Customs & Delhi Police to prohibit import and sale of harmful crackers

 New Delhi: 13.10.2016


  • Delhi Govt writes to Customs & Delhi Police for prohibiting import and sale of harmful crackers
  • Environment Minister reviews the steps to control air pollution with onset of winter
  • Campaign to Say No to Crackers to pick-up

Please find attached copies of letters written by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to the Commissioner of Police, Delhi and Commissioner of Customs (Import & General) giving directions under Section 31(A) of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, for prohibiting the import and sale of harmful crackers in Delhi.  

Further, the Environment Minister Mr Imran Hussain on Thursday reviewed the steps to control air pollution with the onset of winter in Delhi.

The Minister informed that in order to have effective coordination among all the pollution controlling agencies i.e. Districts Magistrates and SDMs(Revenue Department), DPCC, Delhi Police, Traffic Police, Petroleum and Exposure Safety Organization (PESO) of Department of Explosive, Directorate of Education, a meeting was convened by the Environment Department for checking their preparedness and action plan for controlling air and noise pollution.

Mr Hussain also informed that in order to keep pollution under control even as Delhites enjoy the festival season, following measures have been recommended to the agencies for implementation:-

(a) Restriction on Licenses for sale of fireworks

(b) Compliance of orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 18th July, 2005 in WP(C) No. 72 of 1998 with Civil Appeal No. 3735 of 2005 regarding noise pollution and prevention especially relating to complete ban on bursting of sound emitting fire crackers between 10 PM to 6 AM.

(c) Implementation of Explosive Rules with respect to fireworks by the manufacturers.

(d) Inspecting teams comprising of area SDMs and Executive Engineers (DPCC) to be constituted to check availability of imported fire crackers in the market.

(e) Officers from Licensing Unit to check godowns randomly for availability of imported firecrackers in the market.

Delhi Government has launched an Anti Fire Cracker Campaign to be observed for the ongoing festive season.

The Government is seeking active cooperation of all the enforcement agencies to monitor air and noise pollution especially during the festival season.

The Minister also appealed to the citizens of Delhi for lending their hand in making the Campaign a successful one which will help in controlling air and noise pollution during the festive season.