Delhi Govt. requests use for choppers to sprinkle water over state to fight pollution

ANI | Updated: Oct 23, 2017 22:39 IST

<p>New Delhi [India], October 23 (ANI): The <a href="/search?query=Delhi Government">Delhi Government</a> on Monday wrote to the <a href="/search?query=Centre">Centre</a> requesting for use of choppers to sprinkle water to improve the national capital's <a href="/search?query=air quality">air quality</a> and curb air pollution during winters.</p><p>In a letter, <a href="/search?query=Delhi Environment Minister">Delhi Environment Minister</a> <a href="/search?query=Imran Hussain">Imran Hussain</a> informed <a href="/search?query=Union Environment Minister">Union Environment Minister</a> <a href="/search?query=Harsh Vardhan">Harsh Vardhan</a> that the state government was ready to bear the cost of the exercise, which aims to settle particulate matter in the air down and curb air pollution during winters.</p><p>Hussain also requested Vardhan to take up the matter with the <a href="/search?query=Civil Aviation Ministry">Civil Aviation Ministry</a>.</p><p>This act from the state government has come after the <a href="/search?query=Central Pollution Control Board">Central Pollution Control Board</a> (CPCB) on Sunday recorded an <a href="/search?query=air quality">air quality</a> of index (AQI) of 'very poor' with a score of 319 for New Delhi.</p><p>Post Diwali, on October 20, Delhi's air had turned 'severe' for the first time in 2017. Since then, it has markedly improved. (ANI)</p>