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Title: Graded action plan put in place to curb Delhi air pollution
Source:The Economic Times
Date:18 October 2017

The Badarpur power plant has been shut, diesel generators banned, hundreds of brick kilns ordered to stop production, and if the air quality worsens, Delhiites may have to shell out more as parking fee, possibly four times the current amount. The Supreme Court-appointed EPCA, a body empowered to enforce the GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan) under which these steps have been taken, made it clear that if needed it will not hesitate to enforce the 'odd-even' plan, order cars off roads, and shut schools. Measures under the GRAP's 'very poor' and 'severe' categories came into effect on 18 October 2017, and they will remain in force till March 15, the EPCA announced.

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