On Thursday, to reduce air pollution, Delhi authorities’ Dialogue and Growth Fee (DDC) ventured into a strategic partnership with an autonomous think-tank to recommend and scrutinize coverage and authorized framework to deal with air pollution in Delhi-NCR.
Jasmine Shah, DDC vice-chairman proclaimed that the Delhi authorities have displayed the political will to tackle air pollution by presenting plans like the odd-even highway rationing scheme for vehicles, launching an electrical automobile coverage, and efficacious experiment of the ‘Pusa bio-decomposer’ formula to deal with stubble burning.
Delhi Govt signed MoU with Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s @JPAL for real-time monitoring of public services, starting with Mohalla Clinics and Ration Shops. pic.twitter.com/1wpEwZnn2h
— Dialogue & Development Commission of Delhi (@DDC_Delhi) November 16, 2019
“Through this collaboration with Vidhi Centre for legal policy, we hope to work on the next generation of solutions to further reduce air pollution in Delhi” he added. The organization is responsible for the legal analysis and engages with the Central and state governments, the judiciary, and other public bodies on policy-making.
Following the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the 2 bodies on Thursday, Vidhi will work closely with the DDC to recommend coverage and authorized reforms to combat air pollution in Delhi and NCR area. Vidhi will even hand the DDC in analyzing various orders by the courts and authorities concerning air pollution in the area, as per the Delhi authorities.
Last year, in November, the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDCD) signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with J-PAL, South Asia, to take charge of real-time monitoring public services provided by the government, as stated by the Delhi government.
“And what better way to monitor than directly getting the citizens’ voice on how are the services being delivered. It’s also a matter of pride that we are collaborating with a think tank led by Nobel laureate to pilot such a model across government in schemes for the first time in India” Mr. Sisodia said.
The project focused, to study the beneficiary experience in ration shops under the Public Distribution System and clinics in mohalla as well. Arghya Sengupta, the founder of Vidhi, acknowledged the functioning of the air pollution plan for just a few years and even published a report known as ‘Cleansing Delhi’s Air’ in 2017.