Penalty of Rs. 83 lakh imposed on violators of pollution norms in single day in Delhi/NCR, says CPCB

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said that under the ‘Clean Air Campaign’ a penalty of over Rs. 83 lakh was imposed on violators on a single day on November 4 by the teams deployed to monitor implementation of measures announced to curb air pollution in the Delhi /NCR.

CPCB said that based on 368 complaints, a total fine of Rs. 83,55,000 was imposed by 52 teams in the national capital.

A total of 119 complaints of construction and demolition activities were received in the region which is highest in number among other complaints.

CPCB added that other complaints included that of vehicular emission, garbage burning, leaf burning, traffic congestion, industrial emission, open road dust, unpaved road, fire in landfill sites, air pollution from generators etc.

‘Clean Air Campaign’ is a ten-day-long campaign from November 1 to 10 and has been launched by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan for keeping a check and reporting polluting activities as well as to ensure swift action.

The teams deployed are visiting various parts of Delhi and adjacent towns, including Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Noida to monitor and report polluting activities.