The Delhi government has launched a ‘green war room’ to combat air pollution in the city by implementing the Winter Action Plan and monitoring pollution 24×7.
Delhi faces severe air pollution, particularly during the winter months, due to various sources such as vehicles, industry, construction activities, and stubble burning in neighbouring states like Punjab and Haryana.
The war room will be connected to a mobile application called the Green Delhi app, emphasizing the importance of public participation in addressing the issue.
The Delhi government will also launch an anti-dust campaign, to address sources of pollution within the city.
The Green Delhi app allows citizens to report pollution-related complaints, which will be monitored by the green war room.
According to a report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), internal sources within Delhi contribute to 31% of the pollution, while external sources from surrounding states contribute 69%.