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Title: Centre and Delhi to launch joint campaign on air pollution
Source:The Indian Express
Date:14 January 2018

The Central government will launch a clean air campaign for two weeks in the capital in February 2018, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said. Mr Vardhan said that the Union government will coordinate a joint campaign, for two weeks, with the Delhi government, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and other municipal agencies. The campaign seeks to sensitise ground-level functionaries and general public to enforce the habit of environmental protection. He chaired a meeting on the mitigation of air pollution on 13 January 2018 with a team of 70 officers, led jointly by one officer each from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) and an officer from the Delhi government. These officers will be assisted by CPCB, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and municipal corporations. RWAs and shopkeeper associations would also be encouraged to become a part of these teams and participate in the campaign for mitigation of pollution.

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