New Delhi, India: On October 17, 2019, the government of New Delhi announced that the capital city of India is going to have a real-time source apportionment of pollution from April next year.
Delhi has both external as well as internal sources of air pollution and both need to be tackled. This is not the time for finger pointing and it is not correct to blame the people of Delhi alone. pic.twitter.com/nS8kiehrGM
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 17, 2019
CM (Chief Minister) Arvind Kejriwal said that the collaboration between the government and Washington University will work together for this project.
CM Kejriwal said there will be a center next to the DPCC Office near India Gate, where the team will be working.
The center is going to take air samples every day in New Delhi and will analyze the samples throughout the year.
The team will try to find the sources of air pollution and will see the effects of it on residents and visitors of New Delhi.
CM Kejriwal said they are going to provide details of air pollution and their sources in an interval of every 4 hours from next year.
The plan of the government is to provide real-time monitoring in air pollution.
CM Kejriwal said the machine that is going to be used for the joint program has been installed in the center.
The CM added, “But, for a specific outcome, one year of a base-level study is required.”