The Delhi government on Monday wrote to the Centre requesting it to sprinkle water from choppers or any other aircraft to settle the dust that spikes air pollution.
In a letter to Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, the government said it is ready to bear the expenses that would entail any such exercise using air ambience fund, a corpus created out of Rs 25 paisa cess on every litre of diesel sold in Delhi.
“In view of the continuous poor quality air in Delhi, it is requested that your good office may kindly propose to the Ministry of Civil Aviation to carry out an exercise to sprinkle water aerially through helicopter/aircraft to settle particulate matter in Delhi,” Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain wrote.
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