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In a bid to study and combat the real-time pollution sources in Delhi, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday held a meeting with the researchers of the IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, and TERI. During this meeting, it was decided that under the leadership of CM Shri Kejriwal, the Delhi government will work with the teams of researchers and  launch ‘Real-time Source Apportionment’ project in Delhi, alongwith setting up an advanced monitoring system of real-time pollution sources. The real-time monitoring of the sources of pollution will help the Delhi government to take immediate action against these sources. Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal has directed the senior officials to work on the matter and also to submit a proposal in front of the Cabinet in this regard. After the clearance from the Cabinet, the work will start in full swing.
CM Shri Kejriwal tweeted, “IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, and TERI have developed technology for real-time source apportionment of pollution. Had a meeting with their experts. We will work with them to implement it in Delhi If we know the source of pollution on a real-time basis, it will help us take immediate action.”

Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal was satisfied with the presentation of the researchers of IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, and TERI. During the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal directed the officials to start the process of using this technology. The Delhi government will bring the proposal of setting up these advanced techniques to study the real-time pollution sources in front of the Cabinet, post which the work will be started. With the implementation of the electric vehicle policy, the Delhi government is working relentlessly to bring down the pollution levels of the capital. CM Shri Kejriwal said, “The Delhi government is focusing on the sources of pollution in the capital and working to curb these sources. This technique will give us a clear idea about the real-time sources of air pollution at pollution hotspots in Delhi. This will also help us to take immediate action against these sources.”

The Delhi government is committed to curb air pollution with several initiatives being launched in the last one year. This also includes the electric vehicle policy which is considered the most ambitious policy across India. And now with this new technology, the Delhi government will be able to find out the sources of pollution in real-time and will take steps accordingly to finish these sources.

Today researchers of IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, and TERI made a presentation in front of CM Kejriwal regarding the technology to detect real-time sources of pollution. With this technology, the real sources and the intensity of pollution can be detected. This technology will also clarify the factors responsible for the spike in air pollution at a particular spot. This technology will also help to study the real-time effect of vehicles, dust, and smoke coming out of the factories. Based on the results obtained, the Delhi government will be able to take the necessary action to curb the sources of pollution.

Under this technology, the Delhi government will establish a super site and a mobile site to find out the sources of pollution in real-time at a given hotspot. First, the Delhi government will install a super site and mobile site at the pollution hotspots on a pilot basis to study the work of these machines. After a month, the Delhi Government will study the results and work accordingly. The Delhi government will be focusing on the hotspot areas in the pilot project. The entire project will be carried out under the guidance of Professor Mukesh Sharma from IIT-Kanpur.

Delhi government will be the first government in the country to use this technology to find out real-time sources of pollution. It is noteworthy that the Delhi government is committed to reducing air pollution and improving air quality. For this, the Delhi government has initiated an electric vehicles policy and is also running a ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign to encourage citizens of Delhi to switch from polluting fuel-run cars to EVs.

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