Delhi to run anti-dust campaign from October 7

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New Delhi, Oct 6: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the city government will run an anti-dust campaign from October 7 to 29.

The minister also said the government will also launch a web portal for monitoring dust control norms on Thursday.

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Rai said 31 teams, including 17 of Delhi pollution control committee and 14 of green marshals, have been constituted.

The Delhi government had earlier issued 14-point guidelines for construction and demolition agencies to curb dust pollution.

“The project proponents found violating the norms will be issued a show cause notice. Action will be taken against them if they fail to reply within two days,” Rai said.

Under the 14-point guidelines, construction sites should be covered from all sides using tin sheds. The sites measuring more than 20,000 square metres will have to deploy anti-smog guns.

Vehicles carrying construction material should also be covered. There should be no collection of construction and demolition (C&D) waste on roadside. Besides grinding of stones will also not be allowed in the open, the guidelines stated.