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“Last year the anti-dust campaign gave good results. This time it will be carried out more systematically,” said Rai.

New Delhi:

In a joint meeting with the engineers and green marshals of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the government’s dust control campaign Delhi would start from October 7 and run until October 29.

Earlier on Tuesday, Rai launched the “Advanced Green War Room” and “Green Delhi App” apps for people to send in their complaints about 10 types of pollution issues throughout the winter season.

“Last year the anti-dust campaign gave good results. This time it will be carried out more systematically,” said Rai.

“We had a meeting with all government construction agencies on September 14 and with private agencies on September 17. At the meeting, we discussed the 14-point agenda,” the minister said.

The 31 teams which include 17 DPCCs and 14 from Green Marshals will travel to the field from Thursday and monitor areas with mobile vans, he said.

Notice will be given on any irregularity, if no explanation comes within two days, then a penalty will be assessed in accordance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) guidelines of 2016.

“On Thursday, we are launching a separate online portal for construction and demolition (CD) waste management,” Rai said.

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