Delhi government will be collaborating with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) in Kanpur and Delhi and also the environment think-tank TERI for pollution monitoring sources. Hence, this statement was made by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi on Tuesday, i.e. 9th February 2021.
Hence, all the institutions will work on a new pollution monitoring project. The Delhi government will be working with a team of expert researchers from the IITs and TERI. Therefore, they will launch a source appointment project in Delhi and also establish an advanced pollution monitoring system. This system will detect and monitor the pollution resources in Delhi.
Here is what the Delhi CM’s tweet reads:
The official statement says that if the people will get to know about the source of pollution on a real-time basis, it will assist them in taking immediate action. Therefore, the Chief Minister had a meeting with the experts from IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
CM Kejriwal has already instructed the senior officials to work on this project. Also, a proposal has been sent to the union cabinet by the Delhi government in this regard. However, only after the approval of the cabinet will the work begin in full swing.
How will the pollution monitoring project undergo?
The capital’s government will establish a super site and a mobile site in a given hotspot. Hence, this will enable them to find out the source of pollution. However, all this will be done on a pilot basis to study the work of these machines. Professor Mukesh Sharma from IIT Kanpur will be the guiding official for this entire project. Delhi will be the first city in the entire country to use such pollution monitoring technology.
Other pollution monitoring schemes initiated by the Delhi Government:
The “Switch Delhi” campaign was launched to encourage people in switching people from fuel-run cars to electric vehicles (EVs). Hence, the Delhi government has always been committed to reducing pollution and facilitating improved air quality.