*CM Arvind Kejriwal extends financial assistance of Rs 10 lac to the wife of Dr. Amit Singh Damia after his death due to cardiac arrest during COVID duty

*We will always stand with frontline workers; we are proud of Dr. Amit Singh for his service: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*We hope this financial aid helps the family of Dr Amit Singh: CM Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: 14th September 2021-Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lac as financial assistance to the wife of Dr. Amit Singh Damia after his death because of cardiac arrest during COVID duty. This financial help has been provided to the family of Dr. Amit Singh Damia from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. CM Arvind Kejriwal said that we will always stand with frontline workers and we are proud of Dr. Amit Singh for his service. He said that he hopes that this financial aid helps the family of Dr Amit Singh.

Dr. Amit Singh Damia's wife Ms Manmeet Alang met Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal at his residence today accompanied by her mother and child. Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal expressed deep grief over the demise of Dr. Amit Singh and while condoling the family, said, “Dr. Amit did continuous duty during Corona and served Corona patients with full dedication. I met his family today and handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the family as financial aid. This is a small gesture of help from our side. We will always stand with the frontline workers. We are proud of Dr. Amit Singh's service. We hope this financial aid helps the family of Dr Amit Singh. We will always stand by the family.”

There, Dr. Singh’s wife Ms Manmeet Alang thanked CM Arvind Kejriwal for giving the financial aid and said that the Delhi Government stood by her in tough times and she is very grateful to CM Arvind Kejriwal for it.

Dr. Amit Singh was posted as Senior Resident on contract basis in the Department of Anesthesia, Swami Vivekananda Hospital. He was on Corona duty and while on duty, he had a cardiac arrest attack on 13 May 2021. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital in Haryana, where he unfortunately passed away. He was performing duty continuously during the Corona period and served the Corona patients with full dedication. He was the only earner in the family. He is survived by wife, mother and one child. The family lives in a rented house.
Dr Singh impressed everyone by doing his duty with full hard work and dedication. During his duty, he suffered a cardiac arrest attack and died. The Chief Minister took cognisance of the matter sympathetically and extended financial help on humanitarian grounds keeping in view the family situation.


*Delhi Government always ready to help players; established a sports university to nurture international level: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*CM Arvind Kejriwal meets Bajrang Punia and felicitates him after his triumphant victory at the Olympics

*CM Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Bajrang Punia on bagging Bronze at Tokyo 2020; motivated him to bring more medals for the country

*Bajrang has made the entire country feel proud; he is an inspiration for youngsters: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*Bajrang’s performance will motivate sportspersons, inspire them to bring laurels for India: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*It was great to meet CM Arvind Kejriwal, talked about training and future plans with the CM: Bajrang Punia

NEW DELHI: 14th September 2021-Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal met with Tokyo Olympics 2020 Bronze Medallist Shri Bajrang Punia and felicitated him after his victory at the event. The CM expressed his delight at the way the wrestler performed at the Olympics and congratulated him on his triumph. The CM said that Bajrang Punia has made India proud and is an inspiration to millions of youth. He said his performance will inspire the players of the country and will motivate them to bring more and more medals. The Chief Minister said that our government has established a Sports University to promote sports so that many players of international level can be produced in our country. Alongside Shri Bajrang Punia, his coach Shri Satpal Singh was present at the meeting.

Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “I am sure that the entire nation takes pride in the feat Bajrang has achieved. He has taken the country’s name to great heights with his power packed performance. His performance will act as an example and inspire the future athletes of the country to bring more medals for the country. The Delhi Government wants to promote sports and support athletes of the region and will extend any kind of assistance that they require. In that prospect, we are also establishing the Delhi Sports University to identify talent and develop players of international standards. The University will serve a cradle and warehouse of abundant talent.”

Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Glad to meet Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia at my residence today. Bajrang has made India proud and made us all proud. You are an inspiration to lakhs of youth.”

Shri Bajrang Punia said, “it was great to meet CM Arvind Kejriwal. The Chief Minister asked about my training; and discussed the future plans.”

The Chief Minister encouraged him to play for the country and bring a lot of medals.

Shri Bajrang Punia's coach, Shri Satpal Singh, said that Bajrang Punia is now making his preparations with the target of 2024. “Youth are the assets of our country. When children like Barang Punia come forward, then only other youth will get encouragement. Bajrang Punia has been playing at the national level from Delhi itself. That's why he had come today to take his blessings from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.”

Earlier, Olympic Silver Medallist Ravi Dahiya had met with the Chief Minister. The CM had congratulated and felicitated Shri Dahiya on his landmark achievement. The Delhi Government has changed the name Rajkiya Bal Vidyalaya located in Adarsh Nagar, Delhi to Ravi Dahiya Bal Vidyalaya. Ravi Dahiya had completed his schooling from this Delhi Government school. Ravi Dahiya's training was going on when there was a lockdown in Delhi. During this time, the government encouraged him and did not let his training stop. Under Mission Excellence, the Delhi Government provided training, coach and sports equipment to Ravi Dahiya.

*No untreated waste should fall into Yamuna; sewage flowing in storm water drains must be diverted to STPs: Satyendar Jain*

*Delhi Government to utilise 100% treatment capacity of CETPs to achieve the target of Clean Yamuna*

*DSIIDC to connect all the storm water drains carrying industrial waste to the CETPs so that no pollutants fall into the Yamuna*

*Target clean Yamuna; all departments must pool all their resources & achieve their target within 3 years: Satyendar Jain*

NEW DELHI : 14 September 2021-Water and Industries Minister Satyendar Jain convened a meeting with Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (DSIIDC), Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) scientists. The meeting focused on making a sustainable plan to clean Yamuna by reducing the amount of industrial waste coming through storm water drains. For this, the Delhi government is planning to boost the capacity utilisation of all the existing 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) of the DSIIDC, so that all industrial waste gets treated before falling into Yamuna. Additionally, the Minister directed the senior officials of DSIIDC to connect all storm water drains carrying industrial waste to the CETPs.

The Yamuna receives an appreciable volume of untreated wastewater through storm water drains. These storm water drains carry both Industrial as well domestic waste depending on the locality of the drains. The cleaning of all these sources will in-turn aid us in the cleaning of Yamuna.

The Delhi Government is planning to boost the capacity of its CETPs. These CETPs are under the department of DSIIDC. These CETPs, when used to their maximum capacity, can reduce the pollution load on the Yamuna river, making it clean. For this, the augmentation of these CETPs is needed. Delhi has 29 industrial clusters spread across the capital. These 29 clusters have 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs), which can treat 212 MLD of industrial waste at their full capacity. Currently, these CETPs are treating around 50-55 MLD of industrial waste. Satyendar Jain said, "There is enough infrastructure available with DSIIDC in the form of 13 CETPs to treat the industrial waste. However, these are not utilised to their maximum capacity. To clean the industrial waste flowing into Yamuna, all the available resources must be utilised to their maximum capacity and all departments must work and achieve their individual target within 3 years.” Complete utilization of these resources will help to achieve the target to clean Yamuna.

The officials also pointed out the issue of discharge of industrial waste into the storm water drain by the industries. This contaminated water flows into Yamuna and pollutes it. On this, Shri Satyendar Jain directed the officials to connect the storm water drains carrying industrial waste to CETPs, so that only treated and clean water is discharged into Yamuna. The minister took strict notice of industries that are polluting the water in the Capital. He directed the officials to ensure that industrial waste should only be discharged in the effluent treatment system. Shri Jain also said that all industrial waste of all industrial areas will be treated by sending it directly into the CETPs. He reiterated that not a drop of pollutants will be allowed to flow into the Yamuna.

Shri Jain also instructed DJB officials to divert sewage flowing in storm water drains by either plugging the source or diverting the drain into a nearby Sewage pumping station or sewer line so that no untreated wastewater flows into the river.
*Kejriwal Government working on war footing to combat air pollution; agencies pressing the accelerator on progress, will leave no stone unturned*

*Kejriwal Government’s Winter Action Plan will be the backbone of the fight against pollution this season*

*A review meeting with all concerned departments for preparing the ‘Winter Action Plan’ for Delhi took place today: Gopal Rai*

*All the departments have been asked to submit their action plans by 21st September: Gopal Rai*

*CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Environment Minister Gopal Rai to meet Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav*

*Development Department to make a plan for curbing stubble burning; all government agencies that take up construction will submit a plan to control dust pollution: Gopal Rai*

*Transport Department, Traffic Police tasked with reducing vehicle pollution; MCDs to prevent garbage burning: Gopal Rai*

*Environment Department to conduct dialogue with other states, Centre; to also work with DPCC to upgrade War Rooms, Green App: Gopal Rai*
NEW DELHI: 14th September 2021-The Kejriwal Government is working on war footing to combat air pollution. A ray of hope in that prospect has come from the preparations of the Winter Action Plan for which several agencies are now accelerating progress. In line with Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s vision to make the state pollution free, the agencies have been asked to leave no stone unturned in their preparations. Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai informed that the Winter Action Plan is taking up speed. He said that a review meeting with all the concerned departments for making the ‘Winter Action Plan’ for Delhi took place on Tuesday. Different focus points from the 10 point ‘Winter Action Plan’ have been allocated to different departments to work on. Among other responsibilities, the Development Department will make a plan for curbing stubble burning. All government agencies that take up construction will submit a plan to control dust pollution.The Transport Department and Traffic Police have been tasked with reducing vehicle pollution. All three MCDs will have to work on preventing garbage burning. The Environment Department will conduct dialogue with other states and the Centre. They will also work with DPCC to upgrade War Rooms and the Green App. CM Arvind Kejriwal and Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai will meet Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav.

Shri Gopal Rai said, “The Delhi Government has started making the Winter Action Plan to tackle the pollution problem in Delhi. A few days ago, in the meeting with officials of the Environment Department, we identified 10 focus points. To work on these points, we organised a meeting of all the principal agencies in Delhi - All the three Municipal Corporations, NDMC, Cantonment Board, DDA, CPWD, PWD, Traffic Police, Transport Department, Environment Department, Development Department.”

“In today’s meeting, we have assigned different tasks to different departments and have asked them to submit action plans until 21st September to the Environment Department. We will prepare the final action plan based on their recommendations. The Development Department has been specifically directed to draft a timeline & action plan to curb stubble burning,” he said.

“To tackle the dust pollution, all the MCDs, NDMC, DDA, CPWD, PWD, DDA, Cantonment Board, I&FC Department and all other government agencies that take up construction work have been asked to make an action plan on four focus points - a) procurement of dust suppression chemicals; b) Mechanical Road Sweeping; c) disposal plan for the dust sucked from roads; d) special training for ground staff to sensitise them about pollution,” he added.

“When I went for the anti-dust campaign in Delhi last year, I saw that the sensitivity around dust was very low in people; they were doing their tasks just because they were told to. Therefore, we have directed every department to sensitise their on-ground workers like Junior Engineers, Contractors, Supervisors to get control of the situation,” he said.

“For working on the Garbage Burning focus point of our action plan, we have given the special responsibility to the Municipal Corporations. We have received a suggestion that people throw their garbage on the roadsides, which gets burnt. We have asked the MCD to take steps to remove the garbage before people burn it. We got feedback from RWAs that the guards of societies burn wood or garbage to save themselves from the cold. We have given the target of creating an alternative to the MCD so that we can work on the waste burning issue. To reduce vehicle pollution, the Transport Department has been tasked with promoting electric vehicles, along with the increased monitoring systems of pollution certificates,” he added.

“Traffic Police have been given the target of traffic decongestion. In traffic jams, pollution levels increase. The action plan must be made to deal with wherever there is increased traffic congestion, increasing the number of red lights, among others. There are two major reasons behind traffic jams - trucks breaking down on the road, or private cars breaking down on the road. Traffic police have been tasked to make special arrangements so that these vehicles can be immediately removed. Thus far, the system has been such that when DTC or cluster buses break down, the mechanic comes from the depot the bus belongs to. The Transport Department has been asked to make a ground action plan such that when this happens, the mechanic from the nearest depot can come and fix it,” the minister said.

“Alongside, MCDs work as the nodal agencies in Delhi hotspots, so monitoring and implementation of those hotspots have been given to the MCD. Dialogue with neighbouring states has been given as a task to the Environment Department. The DPCC, as well as the Environment Department have been tasked with improving the War Room and Green App. Finally, coordination with the Central Government will be done by the Environment Department,” he said.

“All of these departments have been given the target of 21st September, and we are sending a format via the Environment Department to all departments in which they will submit their action plan. Along with CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, I will meet with the Union Environment Minister, for which we have communicated to him asking for a time for the meeting. We will hold dialogue on the raging issues concerning the environment and other related matters. We hope that the Union Environment Ministry takes responsibility for this so that stubble pollution coming from other states can be solved. When all of these different departments' action plans come to us, we will present the Delhi Government’s Winter Action Plan,” he concluded.
*Shri Raghav Chadha, Vice Chairman, Delhi Jal Board inaugurates water supply line in Budh Nagar E Block, Rajinder Nagar*

*Budh Nagar E Block water supply line to benefit residents; no more complaints of intermittent water supply: Raghav Chadha, Vice Chairman, Delhi Jal Board*

*Under the leadership of Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, all residents of Delhi shall get continuous supply of water: Raghav Chadha*

*Damaged water supply line in Budh Nagar E Block replaced with new, improved pipes to give unhindered access to water: Raghav Chadha, Vice Chairman, Delhi Jal Board*

NEW DELHI: 14 September 2021-Shri Raghav Chadha, Vice Chairman, Delhi Jal Board, and Rajinder Nagar MLA, today inaugurated a water supply line in E Block, Inderpuri, assuring the residents that they won't have to face anymore water supply problems.

The damaged pipeline had been causing affected residents unnecessary misery for an extended period of time. However, as soon as the Vice Chairman discovered the extent of damage, he directed for the replacement of the damaged pipeline with a new, functional one. "It is unfortunate that residents of E Block, Inderpuri had to face an avoidable issue. Having said that, I'm pleased the DJB engineers worked relentlessly to sort out this issue. I'm certain the residents will not have proper, unhindered access to water," he said.

The Rajinder Nagar MLA met with the residents of E Block Inderpuri to understand if they had been facing any problems other than those related to water, patiently hearing out every grievances.

The Vice Chairman mentioned how DJB strives to provide safe and adequate drinking water supply to Delhi residents, and collect and treat generated sewage to the permissible standards before disposal or reuse. "DJB follows a multi-dimensional approach in terms of perspective planning and project implementation with respect to the water and sewerage sector. Being one of the largest water utilities in the country, it's always a daunting task to juxtapose smooth functioning with provision of potable water to consumers."