Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM ordered the labour minister of the capital Manish Sisodia to grant financial assistance to each construction worker who has been affected because of ban on construction activities, every month.
“Construction activities have been stopped across Delhi in view of pollution. I have directed Labour Minister, Sh Manish Sisodia, to give Rs 5000 pm as financial support to each construction worker during this period, when construction activities are not permitted,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet on Wednesday.
In the past, due to the National Capital Region’s deteriorating air quality, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) on October 30 (Saturday) banned construction-related activities in the NCR and surrounding areas.
In order to stop the air quality on Saturday from getting any worse, the GRAP subcommittee decided to deploy Stage III of GRAP throughout the entire NCR.
On Wednesday morning, the city’s overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was 354, indicating that the national capital’s air quality was still considered “extremely poor.”
According to data released by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) India earlier this morning, Gurugram’s AQI was 346 and in the “very poor” category, while Noida’s AQI dropped to 406 and remained in the “severe” category. Both cities are parts of the national capital region.
The Air Quality Index ranges from 0 to 100, with 100 to 200 being regarded good, 200 to 300 being considered bad, 300 to 400 being considered very poor, and 400 and above being considered extremely poor.
The CAQM also urged NCR residents to assist in implementing GRAP and adhere to the procedures outlined in the Citizen Charter under GARP. A 9-point action plan in accordance with Stage III of GRAP was also made applicable over the entire NCR.
According to the official release, the 9-point action plan consists of measures that must be carried out/ensured by various organisations, including the Pollution Control Boards of NCR and DPCC.