Delhi Environment Minister

Green app resolved 96% pollution complaints: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Rai also urged citizens to put any pollution-related complaints on this app and the government will ensure immediate action, based on the type of complaint received.

published on : 24th December 2021

Delhi Environment minister Rai to hold high-level meeting to review restrictions imposed to combat pollution

To combat pollution, the Delhi government had on Wednesday issued 10 directions, including a ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items in the city and closure of schools.

published on : 21st November 2021

Delhi, Haryana put construction work, industries on halt to curb pollution

Delhi and Haryana have suggested temporary shutdown of all industries in the region to curb the surge in air pollution levels in Delhi and satellite towns.

published on : 17th November 2021

Notification issued for effective implementation of emergency measures to tackle air pollution: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Gopal Rai said that all schools, libraries and institutions will remain shut till November 20, except for those where exams are being conducted.

published on : 14th November 2021

Air quality in Delhi dives to 'severe' category again

The AQI showed slight improvement only on two days with 'very poor' readings barring which the air quality has remained severe.

published on : 12th November 2021

Call urgent meeting on bad air, Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai tells Centre

Gopal Rai during a press conference said the people of Delhi are choking thanks to the negligence of Centre and neighbouring states.

published on : 8th November 2021

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai demands Centre hold emergency meeting on crop residue burning

Crop residue burning in neighbouring states is responsible for worsening air quality in Delhi during winters.

published on : 7th November 2021

Responsible approach needed from neighbouring states to control stubble burning: Delhi minister

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that two days back the AQI was 171 but as the incidents of stubble burning increased in neighbouring states, the AQI started getting worse.

published on : 17th October 2021

Punjab will be free from stubble burning if AAP comes to power in state, says Gopal Rai

Despite a ban on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, farmers continue to defy it as there is a short window between harvesting paddy and sowing wheat.

published on : 8th October 2021

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai discusses ways to lower AQI with citizen groups 

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a dialogue session with social groups to promote green initiatives such as car pooling.

published on : 1st October 2021

Delhi environment minister to chair high-level meeting on stubble burning, air pollution on Sept 9

Every winter, Delhi witnesses a surge in air pollution levels due to many reasons, including stubble burning in neighbouring states.

published on : 8th September 2021

COVID-19 slowed down construction of Delhi's first smog tower: Environment Minister Gopal Rai

The 20-metre-tall structure, being set up to improve air quality in a radius of around 1 km, was supposed to be ready by June 15.

published on : 10th June 2021