Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung on 13 May 2014 constituted a High Powered Committee to look into the pollution levels in national Capital and suggest the steps to reduce its levels in the city. The committee will be headed by Delhi Chief Secretary. The report will be submitted within four weeks.
The committee will specifically examine the pollution caused by
• Growing number of vehicles on the roads of Delhi
• The level of pollution in Yamuna, a river where industrial and sewer waste are outpoured
It will also look into all other aspects of pollution and its causes and suggest the required steps to check it, which includes both the long and short term measures that will.
Also, the committee has been tasked to come up with both long and short term measures, which should be adopted to tackle the problem of pollution in the city.
Member of the high powered committee will include
• Chief Secretary of Delhi as its Chairperson
• Special CP (Traffic), Delhi Police
• Secretary (Environment)
• Commissioner (Transport)
• Additional Secretary (DPCC)
Apart from this, the committee has been empowered to co-opt its members from both government and private sectors, which includes NGOs
L-G Najeeb Jung also directed Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to ensure closure of polluting units. He also instructed the concerned Commissioners to demonstrate compliance with DPCC orders.
Recently, DPCC had issued closure notices to 112 stain steel picking units in Wazirpur industrial area for discharging untreated toxic waste into the Yamuna.
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