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Environment minister announces four-solution programme to fight air pollution


NEW DELHI: With the nationwide capital reeling beneath deficient air quality striking human well being at risk, Union Environment minister Prakash Javadekar has introduced a 'four-solution' programme beginning 2020 to "reduce air pollution by 90 per cent".

Speaking at a information channel lately, Javadekar said, "First of all, pollution generated by vehicles is prominent and as one of the recent efforts to reduce the damage, the government has invested Rs 7,000 crore to avail Bharat Standard 6 (BS6) petrol."


"Also, cars manufactured from 2020 will be BS6 compliant," he said.


The minister said the expressway within the town, which has been talked about for the last 20 years with none accomplishment, is sort of complete and might be open to public in only one extra year.


He said restriction has been imposed on the access of hundreds of vehicles, which used to go into Delhi with out goal, and this has resulted in relief in pollution level within the town.


The different two methods of the 'four-solution' programme come with increasing the collection of e-vehicles and consciousness amongst folks, he said.


Residents, too, have started taking projects to make the surroundings pollution unfastened. Chakr, a startup founded by means of IIT Delhi graduate Kushagr Srivastava, extracts pollutants from air and convert them into ink and paint.


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