New Delhi : 30/11/2016
- Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia directs immediate implementation of six new measures to curb the menace of air pollution in Delhi
- High-level meeting attended Environment Minister Imran Hussain and officials from PWD, Environment and Delhi Poltution Control Committee
- CSIR NEERI,a science R&D institute of the Government of India, will design and implement the measures
- Induced-draft air treatment systems to be installed at five major traffic intersections in Delhi by CSIR NEERI in collaboration with the Public Works Department (PWD)
- Five design and technical studies for targeted solutions to be conducted CSIR NEERI in collaboration with DPCC
In a high level meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia directed immediate implementation of six new measures to curb the menace of air pollution in Delhi. The ideas and their proposals stem from scientific reports of Government of India by CPCB, CSIR and NEERI and orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), a research institute created and funded by Government of India, has been given the mandate to design and implement these solutions.
In collaboration with the PWD, NEERI will design and execute induced-draft creation units at five major traffic intersections in Delhi. The IDC at IIT Bombay will help NEERI design for these traffic intersections. Such a unit has the potential to reduce carbon monoxide and particulate emission by 40%-60% emission in 20-30 m radius during peak hours of traffic.
Pilot study executed in IIT Bombay on JVLR Road shows reduction of 55-76% for PM2.5 and 73-88% for PM10. Air quality sensors, anemometers, camera and counters will be mounted on these units for better mapping which will enable robust data assimilation and analysis. This step will also execute directions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to DPCC dated 29th December 2015, which requires action on creating green buffers along traffic corridors, and reduce kerbside pollution and intervene at road traffic intersections using different technologies, as per the directions.
The Deputy CM also ordered that DPCC conduct the five following studies regarding air pollution along with NEERI, which will result in concrete deliverables, which will help the Delhi Government to curb the menace of air pollution. These are as follows:
|1||Feasibility of use of cow dung, sewage sludge, alum sludge for its possible fuel pellets, tiles, bricks or other useful material|
|2||Design of air pollution control system for green crematorium|
|3||Design of passive venting system for dumpsite|
|4||Design and policy document for brick kilns air pollution control|
|5||Design of a clean tandoor community kitchen system|
These steps will help the government as it prepared to fight air pollution in Delhi in the short as well as long run.