On Tuesday, February 9, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal expressed his concern over the increasing pollution in the state. He announced that to watch the pollution sources in the national capital in real-time, the Delhi government will collaborate with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur, with IIT Delhi, and with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi. A meeting was held between CM Kejriwal and the experts from TERI and both the IITs. In the meeting, a conclusion was reached wherein the Delhi government would work with the research team, set up an advanced monitoring system, and launch a real-time source appointment project for real-time sources of pollution.
The Chief Minister tweeted which read, “IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, and TERI have developed technology for real-time source apportionment of pollution. Had a meeting with their experts. We will work with them to implement it in Delhi If we know the source of pollution on a real-time basis, it will help us take immediate action."
As per an official statement, the Delhi government would take immediate actions against the sources, which will be found through the real-time monitoring of the sources. The senior officers were asked by CM Kejriwal to work on the pollution monitoring devices and give a proposal as soon as possible, to the Cabinet. Once the cabinet would accept the proposal, work would commence at an extremely high speed, without any delay. According to sources, the Delhi government would develop a mobile site and a super-site to find the sources at any given hotspot.
CM Kejriwal, in his statement, said, "First, the Delhi government will install a super site and mobile site at the pollution hotspots on a pilot basis to study the work of these machines. After a month, it will study the results and work accordingly... The entire project will be carried out under the guidance of Professor Mukesh Sharma from IIT-Kanpur."