Former chief secretary MM Kutty to be chairperson of CAQM

Former Chief Secretary of Delhi, M.M. Kutty was appointed because the chairperson of Commission for Air Quality Management(CAQM) in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas. The CAQM was shaped on October 28 after dissolving a number of pollution-monitoring our bodies, together with most prominently the 22-year-old, Environment Pollution Prevention & Control Authority (EPCA) that has to date addressed air air pollution within the Delhi NCR. This physique will carry out the job of coordinating actions between the State.

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About the Commission:

  • The Centre has notified the Commission for Air Quality Management for the National Capital Region (NCR) days after it issued an ordinance on October 29 to arrange the brand new company with sweeping powers to observe and act in opposition to sources of air air pollution throughout 5 north Indian states.
  • The ordinance empowers the company to make guidelines, set emission requirements, and slap fines of as much as Rs 1 crore or imprison violators for as much as 5 years.
  • In train of its powers underneath the ordinance, a range panel underneath Union atmosphere minister Prakash Javadekar’s chairmanship chosen Kutty.
  • The panel that additionally contains Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Nitin Gadkari, Harsh Vardhan; and cupboard secretary Rajiv Gauba has named Arvind Kumar Nautiyal, joint secretary, because the Commission’s full-time member.

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