Delhi government urges Centre to adopt artificial rain technology to tackle pollution

| Updated: Nov 07, 2016 21:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 7(ANI): Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Monday met with the Union Environment Minister Anil Dave and appealed to him to adopt artificial rain technology to neutralize the rising levels of smog. Hussain told ANI, "We have appealed to the central minister to bring artificial rain technology, like other countries, so that we can get instant relief from smog.There are approximately 4,000 brick kilns in Delhi, where people are polluting the atmosphere by not following norms. We have discussed to control over polluting industries which emit a lot of smoke," "If the government purchases the crops from farmers and then disposes it. I think there is a better solution for this," he added. Earlier, Dave chaired a meeting to chalk out an action plan to control rising pollution levels. Talking to the media in New Delhi yesterday, Dave said that no one should indulge in a political blame game to fight pollution in the national capital. He appealed for a united response to tackle the problem. He said that ISRO images show that the role of neighboring states and their contribution is only 20 percent and blaming them would not work. Meanwhile, the Delhi Government has decided to close all schools for the next three days and shut down all constructions and demolitions for five days. The Delhi Government has announced several emergency measures to tackle the unprecedented level of pollution plaguing Delhi and the NCR. Water sprinkling on roads will begin tomorrow and vacuum cleaning measures to deal with dust pollution will start next week. The Badarpur thermal power plant will be closed for ten days from Monday. Landfill sites fire will be extinguished and transportation of fly ash will be stopped for 10 days. City government is also planning to bring back Odd Even scheme soon and preparations are already on. The MeT department has forecast little improvement in the current weather condition for the next three days. (ANI)