Delhi Govt To Collaborate With IITs, TERI To Address Pollution Issue


New Delhi: Delhi government will collaborate with the IITs in Kanpur and Delhi and environment think-tank TERI for real-time monitoring of pollution sources in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

Delhi government will work with teams of researchers, conduct a real-time source apportionment project in Delhi to set up an advanced monitoring system for real-time pollution sources. The decision to work together was made in a meeting involving Kejriwal and experts from the IITs and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

“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,” CM Kejriwal said in a tweet.

“The real-time monitoring of the sources of pollution will help the Delhi government take immediate action against these sources. Kejriwal has directed senior officials to work on the matter and submit a proposal to the Cabinet in this regard. After clearance from the cabinet, work will start in full swing,” an official statement was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Under the initiative, the Delhi government is set to 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, it will study the results and work accordingly… The entire project will be carried out under the guidance of Professor Mukesh Sharma from IIT-Kanpur,” Kejriwal said via an official statement.

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