Delhi govt to collaborate with IITs, TERI for monitoring of pollution sources

Delhi govt to collaborate with IITs, TERI for monitoring of pollution sources

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government is collaborating with the IITs in Kanpur and Delhi and environment think-tank TERI for real-time monitoring of pollution sources in the national capital. At a meeting between Kejriwal and experts from the IITs and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), it was decided that the Delhi government will work with teams of researchers, launch real-time source apportionment project in Delhi and set up an advanced monitoring system for real-time pollution sources.

In a tweet, the chief minister said, "IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi and TERI have developed technology for real-time source apportionment of pollution. Had a meeting with their experts. We will work with them to implement it in Delhi If we know the source of pollution on a real-time basis, it will help us take immediate action." According to an official statement, "The real-time monitoring of the sources of pollution will help the Delhi government take immediate action against these sources. Kejriwal has directed senior officials to work on the matter and submit a proposal to the Cabinet in this regard. After clearance from the cabinet, work will start in full swing."

It said under this initiative, the Delhi government will establish a super-site and a mobile site to find out the sources of pollution real-time at a given hotspot.

"First, the Delhi government will install a super site and mobile site at the pollution hotspots on a pilot basis to study the work of these machines. After a month, it will study the results and work accordingly... The entire project will be carried out under the guidance of Professor Mukesh Sharma from IIT-Kanpur," Kejriwal said in an official statement.


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