The Delhi government opens a "Green War Room" to track and combat air pollution around-the-clock.

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 Gopal Rai, the environment minister for Delhi, introduced a cutting-edge Green War Room on Monday to monitor air pollution in the capital city round-the-clock and ensure that the winter action plan to reduce it is carried out effectively. The minister stated during a news conference that this war room will operate from the seventh floor of the Delhi Secretariat, where a 12-person team made up of environmental scientists and other authorities will be stationed.

"Starting today, a cutting-edge Green War Room will operate continuously. It will keep an eye on air pollution levels around-the-clock and make sure that all required steps are done to reduce it in compliance with the GRAP amendment. According to Minister Rai, the war room would also analyze the city's pollution statistics (

A series of air pollution control measures called the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) are implemented in the nation's capital and its environs in accordance with the gravity of the problem.

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, on Friday unveiled a 15-point winter action plan to reduce pollution in the capital.

According to Minister Rai, the war room would also be connected to the Green Delhi App, allowing citizens to contact it with complaints about pollutants, such as garbage burning. The appropriate instructions would then be provided to the involved departments, he said.

According to the minister, citizens from various sections of the city have filed 54,156 complaints on the Green Delhi App to date. "Nearly 90% of the 54,156 complaints have been resolved. Maximum 32,573 complaints having to do with the MCD, followed by 9,118 complaints about the PWD and 3,333 complaints about the DDA, according to Minister Rai.


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