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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will in August launch its first comprehensive, and high-octane ‘public programme’ to help clean up Delhi’s extremely toxic air that-as per a global study-kills 80 people a day. ‘Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has clearly told officials that air pollution is Delhi’s biggest problem. Citizens will be part of this initiative which will have high-impact awareness drives,’ a top government official told MAIL TODAY. The environment department has submitted its action plan with two components – long-term and short-term strategies – to Kejriwal’s office. The plan looks at greater pollution monitoring, more efficient pollution checks for vehicles and shutting down of polluting industries. The focus is on getting more buses, enforcing a complete ban on burning of leaves, agriculture waste and polluting vehicles and checking dust pollution from construction sites.” India Today. Read it on

AAP government to launch comprehensive plan to improve Delhi’s environment