Delhi’s Winter Action Plan has been designed to tackle the issue of winter pollution. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will unveil the plan on October 4. The government will intensify its campaign against polluting elements that include dust pollution. This was stated by Environment Minister Gopal Rai at the start of Wildlife Conservation Week at Asola Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. He said that visitors can drive an electric car within the sanctuary.
He stated that following an announcement about the Winter Action Plan, an all-encompassing campaign will be launched in Delhi in a war-like manner where all forms of pollution, including dust pollution, vehicle pollution, combustion of biomass, and stubble contamination will be tackled together. Competitions and programs will be held to educate people about the need to protect wildlife.
The government is planning to enhance the beauty of the lake in the Asola Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary on a prioritization basis. Online booking will begin for the roaming within the sanctuary. According to Rai the possibility of electric cars and guides will be also available to those who visit Asola Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary on behalf of the Forest Department. A cycle path has been established for the residents. This year’s Wildlife Conservation Week, which began by establishing an opening ceremony at the Wildlife Sanctuary, will continue until October 8.
The goal is of planting 35 lakh saplings in March
Gopal Rai said that the government has set itself a goal to plant 35 million saplings in March. To date, more than 22 lakh trees have been established. In accordance with the rules of Delhi the state, 20 percent of the total area of the state is required to be covered in green. By contrast, only 22% of the area has been created. The Environment Minister stated the following: Delhi is the capital city in the country to have a policy of transplanting trees has been formulated.
In the past, they cut down trees to grow and then plant 10 saplings to replace them and it can take 10-15 to 20 years for trees to form. Thus using modern technology government has set the policy that all trees that are transplanted must be transplanted in the same manner and in the same dimensions. In addition, the 10 saplings must be planted at their new location. He also said that previously, there was a meeting with various agencies, construction companies, and private companies, and RWAs, and others in Delhi. The people have all been given steps to improve the environmental quality of Delhi and to fight pollution.