The Delhi Cabinet approved an expenditure of Rs 36 crore for carrying out mass awareness campaigns against pollution in the national capital, an official statement said. While there has been a 25 per cent reduction in pollution in Delhi, the winter months see a major spike in pollution levels. One of the challenges faced by any government in such a situation is regarding compliance and citizens’ participation in emergency measures as they often intrude upon the regular lives of people.
Various measures being taken by the government to check the pollution levels in Delhi include implementation of the odd-even road rationing scheme from November 4 to 15 and distribution of free masks to city residents, among others, the statement said.
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The Delhi government is committed to not just further reducing pollution in the months to come, but also to protect citizens from the health hazards posed by the sudden spike in air pollution, it said.