95% of air pollution in Delhi is due to local factors: Prakash Javadekar1 min read 15 Oct 2020, 12:32 PM IST
Stubble burning is not a major factor for air pollution in Delhi-NCR, said Prakash Javadekar
The Central Pollution Control Board teams will make extensive field visits from today to February 28 next year
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today flagged off 50 Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) inspection teams for field visits in Delhi-NCR. They will keep a watch on pollution hot spots during the winter season. However, he said stubble burning is not a major factor for air pollution in Delhi-NCR. Ninety-si per cent of it is due to local factors like biomass burning, garbage dumping, unpaved roads, dust, construction and demolition activities etc.
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