East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir inaugurated on Thursday a first-of-its-kind large air air purifier in Gandhi Nagar market, touted as Asia’s largest readymade garment and textile hub.
The 12-feet-tall air air purifier will cowl an space of 1,000 sq. metres and ship 2 lakh cubic metre of unpolluted air on daily basis, in response to a press release from his workplace.
The Gautam Gambhir Foundation has funded the air purifier. Delhi BJP president Aadesh Gupta was additionally current on the inauguration occasion.
In January, Mr Gambhir had inaugurated a first-of-its-kind smog tower in Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market as a pilot challenge.
Following constructive response from folks in that space, Gambhir determined to put in extra air purifiers in markets throughout East Delhi, the assertion mentioned.
In phrases of know-how, the brand new purifiers are extra superior and have extra options like excessive mast lights, it mentioned.
“I know that these air purifiers will not solve the problem completely but something has to be done. These air purifiers will have a major impact on people living in nearby areas,” Mr Gambhir was quoted as saying within the assertion.
“I don’t believe that getting yourself advertised on every traffic signal is the solution to such a major problem which affects each and every Delhiite especially our elders,” he mentioned.
The East Delhi MP additionally questioned the banning of firecrackers only some days earlier than main festivals.
“Why don’t they ban crackers throughout the year when they know the air quality of the city is so bad. Why ban them only before festivals,” he mentioned.
“They first gave licenses to traders for traditional and green crackers and then banned them as an ad hoc measure. This led to tremendous losses to the shopkeepers and traders in time of the pandemic. They should have made their policy clear from the very beginning,” Mr Gambhir mentioned.
On November 5, the Delhi authorities banned the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers within the metropolis from November 7 to November 30.
On Monday, the National Green Tribunal additionally imposed a complete ban on sale or use of all types of firecrackers within the NCR from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and not to celebrate deaths and diseases”.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai had on Wednesday appealed to opposition to desist from making statements that provoke folks in opposition to the ban on firecrackers.
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