Seeing the growing problem of air pollution in the national capital, AAP government has directed all schools to install air purifiers in the schools to ensure that students don’t have to face any health related problems due to air pollution.
Director of education has also requested schools to make students aware of the hazardous effects of burning fire crackers.
Here's what official notification said:
- "The ambient air quality of Delhi needs to be improved. In view of the gravity of harm to human health due to inferior ambient air quality, schools should take action to install air filters as per need."
- Notification has also requested schools to take proper steps and educate students on the need of improving the air quality. "The cooperation of the young generation should be encouraged through co-curricular activities," the notification adds.
According to the recent reports last year Delhi government announced the three tier air treatment system which includes the following:
According to the Greenpeace India report, 1.2 million deaths take place every year due to poor air quality. Greenpeace reports also declared Delhi as the most polluted city in comparison to the other states.
- Wind purification unit
- Mist fountains
- Virtual chimneys
Schools have been asked to submit a compliance report within 15 days.