Delhi Air Quality: Environment minister Imran Hussain claims improvement

Delhi pollution: AAP government proposes aerial water sprinkling

The Delhi government on Monday expressed its willingness to the Centre to bear the cost of aerial sprinkling of water in the national capital in order to help reduce air pollution.

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain wrote to Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan and said the state government was “ready to bear the cost”.

Hussain urged Vardhan to ask the Civil Aviation Ministry to carry out the sprinkling through a helicopter or aircraft so as to help settle particulate matter suspended in the atmosphere.

Pollution in the city has spiked after Diwali due to firecrackers and stubble burning in neighbouring states.

(Input: IANS)

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