The state government is gearing up to finalise the World Bank’s proposal for a clean air action plan for Haryana that can form building blocks for wider cooperation across the airshed. The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) had last week circulated the proposal among the departments concerned for submitting their comments. After it approves the plan, it will disburse funds from the World Bank to each district for mitigating air pollution.
Every winter, air pollution in Delhi-NCR touches hazardous levels owing to a combination of adverse meteorological factors and local emission sources such as construction and demolition waste, road dust, waste burning in the open, vehicular emissions and smoke from stubble burning.