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Pollution: Principal Secy asks Cabinet Secy to monitor situation
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Pollution: Principal Secy asks Cabinet Secy to monitor situation

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 3: In view of alarming pollution level in the National Capital and surrounding areas, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Dr P K Mishra here on Sunday took a high level meeting and directed the Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Guaba to monitor the situation on a daily basis and state Chief Secretaries round-the-clock.

The meeting reviewed stubble burning, construction activities, burning of wastes and industrial and vehicular pollution in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. The Centre asked the neighbouring states of Delhi to reduce fire incidents and dust levels. The Chief Secretaries of the States provided details about the actions being taken by them to improve the situation.

It was informed by the concerned authorities that around 300 teams have been deployed in the field in the National Capital to tackle air pollution. Main focus is on seven industrial clusters and major traffic corridors in the NCR. (UNI)