Detailed orders on stringent steps to curb air pollution
Please find attached the following three detailed orders issued by the Environment Department for strict enforcement under relevant provisions of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act for prohibition open burning of leaves/garbage; five days ban on construction and demolition activities and 10 days ban on use of generators run on diesel/petrol/kerosene to control air pollution in the national capital :
1) If any garbage/dry leaves burning is observed, the officer of concerned jurisdiction will be held personally responsible
2) All land owning agencies and local bodies have to take necessary steps to comply with directions regarding the stoppage of all construction and demolition activities. All agencies have to submit daily reports
3) SDMs and officers of local bodies have to comply with the directions for prohibition of all kinds of generators for 10 days except those on emergency duty.