Special report on pollution hot spots in NCR with request for urgent directions to improve enforcement and pollution control

On October 15, 2019 the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) came into force in Delhi-NCR. This is being monitored by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA). To further enhance the impact of GRAP this year EPCA has decided to put extra focus on controlling air pollution in air pollution hotspots in the region. These hotspots have been identified by EPCA based on analysis of data from all the air quality monitoring station in the region and verified by site visits by Chairman EPCA, Shri Bhure Lal. This report is to inform the Hon’ble Court of the situation on the ground, as found by chairman EPCA and the directions needed to ensure enforcement and action to control local sources of pollution, which are greatly adding to the challenge of toxic air in adverse weather conditions of winter.