Green Delhi App- launched to redress pollution complaints in Delhi.

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, launched the Green Delhi mobile application  on October 29, 2020. This app will be used by citizens to bring into government’s notice the pollution causing activities. The application can be downloaded from the google play store.

Highlights

The Environment Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai , had a review meeting on October 27, 2020. The meeting held discussions among the concerned officials from different departments on the grievance redressal process related to the Green Delhi app.  The meeting was attended by Revenue Department, Public Works Department, Delhi Fire Service, Nodal officers of Environment Department,  Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi Police, Nodal officers of Delhi Development Authority and National Highways Authority of India.

Green Delhi App

The primary aim of the launch of the app is to keep a check on rising air pollution in Delhi. It also seeks to bring pollution-causing activities to the state government’s notice.  The app can be used by people  to inform the government on the complaints related to burning waste, industrial pollution and dust in Delhi.

Features of the App

The app comprises the photo and video complaint. Citizens can click photos or make videos of pollution causing activities and upload them on the application. The application will then identify the location depending upon the pictures and videos. After that, the app will automatically transfer the complaint to the concerned department for time-bound redressal. Strict timelines has been made by the Delhi government for each type of complaint received on the application. The concerned departments would also be connected with the app thus all the complaints would directly be received by them.  After the complaint has been resolved by the department, they are required to post a picture of it.

Air Quality in Delhi

The air quality of Delhi has started deteriorating since the start of the month October with the rise of pollutants in the atmosphere.  The Air Quality Index data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has categorised the air in poor category.