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Task Force To Develop Early Warning System For Air Pollution In NCR: Sharma

Establishing early warning system and dissemination protocol to inform public and enforcing agencies about episodic high pollution events in advance is amongst the priorities identified for improving management of air pollution


PTI Last Updated at 06-08-2018 17:34:00 IST India
Task Force To Develop Early Warning System For Air Pollution In NCR: Sharma

A task force has been set up to devise a strategy to develop an early warning system for air pollution in Delhi-NCR region, the government said today.

Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said the task force, which met in July, has representatives from expert institutions.

"A task force under the chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Earth Science with representatives of expert institutions has been set up to build a strategy for developing an early warning system on air quality as well as the dissemination of warning to the public," Sharma said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

The minister said a meeting of the task force was convened on July 28 this year and accordingly, "MoES is coordinating the development of an early warning system for air quality over Delhi and NCR region."

He said the development of an early warning system for air pollution is aimed at further strengthening the air quality forecast.

"Establishing early warning system and dissemination protocol to inform public and enforcing agencies about episodic high pollution events in advance is amongst the priorities identified for improving management of air pollution," he added.

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