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  • Delhi air pollution: Schools, colleges to remain shut till further orders, says Gopal Rai Nov 17, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Delhi air pollution: Schools, colleges to remain shut till further orders, says Gopal Rai

    The Delhi government has also decided to extend work-from-home for its employees till Sunday.

  • Air pollution: Delhi deploys 114 tankers to sprinkle water to settle dust Nov 06, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Air pollution: Delhi deploys 114 tankers to sprinkle water to settle dust

    Environment Minister Gopal Rai flagged off the water tankers, terming it an "emergency measure" to help people.

  • Bursting firecrackers not matter of religion, let people breathe: Gopal Rai Nov 03, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Bursting firecrackers not matter of religion, let people breathe: Gopal Rai

    Addressing a press conference here, Rai alleged that some people from Opposition parties were trying to sabotage the Delhi government’s fight against pollution by linking firecracker bursting to religion.

  • Responsible approach needed from neighbouring states to control stubble burning: Gopal Rai Oct 17, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Responsible approach needed from neighbouring states to control stubble burning: Gopal Rai

    He said that it was a normal trend that as the incidents of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh increase, the air quality starts deteriorating in the city. Rai said that two days back the AQI was 171 but as the incidents of stubble burning increased in neighboring states, the AQI started getting worse and it was 284 on Sunday.

  • 150 pollution hotspots identified in Delhi: Gopal Rai Oct 05, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    150 pollution hotspots identified in Delhi: Gopal Rai

    The city had launched the "Green War Room" last year to monitor and coordinate anti-pollution efforts and the “Green Delhi” application to effectively address complaints related to pollution-causing activities.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to announce 'Winter Action Plan' to fight pollution on October 4: Gopal Rai Oct 02, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to announce 'Winter Action Plan' to fight pollution on October 4: Gopal Rai

    Arvind Kejriwal was speaking at the event to announce the commencement of a week-long Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Around 1.70 crore saplings planted in 7 years of Arvind Kejriwal govt: Gopal Rai Sep 28, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Around 1.70 crore saplings planted in 7 years of Arvind Kejriwal govt: Gopal Rai

    Between 2015 and 2019, the green cover in Delhi increased by around 2,500 hectares, Rai told reporters at a press conference.

  • Shift public transport vehicles in NCR to CNG: Delhi to neighbouring states Sep 23, 2021 02:08 PM IST

    Shift public transport vehicles in NCR to CNG: Delhi to neighbouring states

    Environment Minister Gopal Rai said extension should not be given to thermal power plants in NCR that are operating without emission control devices.

  • Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai tests positive for COVID-19 Nov 26, 2020 11:24 AM IST

    Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai tests positive for COVID-19

    Gopal Rai is the third minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government to have contracted the virus. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain had been infected with coronavirus.

  • Implementing odd-even scheme will be 'last weapon' to fight air pollution: Gopal Rai Oct 19, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Implementing odd-even scheme will be 'last weapon' to fight air pollution: Gopal Rai

    The odd-even scheme is a road rationing plan under which odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days.

  • Rs 20 lakh fine on Delhi PWD for violating dust control guidelines: Minister Gopal Rai Oct 15, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Rs 20 lakh fine on Delhi PWD for violating dust control guidelines: Minister Gopal Rai

    The minister directed the PWD to take steps to prevent dust from blowing out, such as installing wind barriers, covering mounds of dust with nets and water sprinkling.

  • Taking action against all violators of pollution norms, be it PWD or MCDs: Gopal Rai Oct 14, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Taking action against all violators of pollution norms, be it PWD or MCDs: Gopal Rai

    The minister said the issue of pollution is related to people’s health and all agencies are equally responsible for its prevention and control.

  • Delhi taking lead in fight against pollution, but neighbouring states still not serious: Gopal Rai Oct 09, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Delhi taking lead in fight against pollution, but neighbouring states still not serious: Gopal Rai

    In view of air quality in Delhi-NCR hitting poor level, a Supreme Court-mandated body Thursday announced implementation of graded response action plan (GRAP) from October 15 and a ban on the use of diesel generators, except for essential and emergency services in Delhi and the neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon.

  • Stubble burning: 'Bio-decomposer' spraying from October 11 in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal Oct 06, 2020 03:49 PM IST

    Stubble burning: 'Bio-decomposer' spraying from October 11 in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA, have found a low-cost, simple and effective way to deal with the problem of stubble burning, Arvind Kejriwal said.

  • Delhi govt launches campaign for registration of construction workers from August 24 Aug 23, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Delhi govt launches campaign for registration of construction workers from August 24

    Delhi's Labour and Employment Minister Gopal Rai said the construction workers may apply to get registered with the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board at these camps from August 24 to September 11.

  • Locust attack: Delhi environment minister calls emergency meeting Jun 27, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Locust attack: Delhi environment minister calls emergency meeting

    Earlier in the day, the skies over many parts of Gurugram turned dark as swarms of locusts descended on the town.

  • 16 lakh people joined AAP from across country since Delhi polls: Gopal Rai Feb 22, 2020 07:44 PM IST

    16 lakh people joined AAP from across country since Delhi polls: Gopal Rai

    Right after the election, the AAP launched a campaign on February 11 under which it set up a phone number — 9871010101.

  • AAP expansion plan: Party to connect with one crore people under month-long nationwide campaign Feb 17, 2020 09:12 AM IST

    AAP expansion plan: Party to connect with one crore people under month-long nationwide campaign

    Rai after taking oath along with his other ministerial colleagues at a ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan here chaired a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state office bearers at the Chief Minister's residence.

  • Will not invite other states CM, political leaders for Arvind Kejriwal's oath ceremony: AAP leader Gopal Rai Feb 13, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Will not invite other states CM, political leaders for Arvind Kejriwal's oath ceremony: AAP leader Gopal Rai

    Kejriwal will take oath as chief minister for a third term in a "Delhi-specific" ceremony, AAP's Delhi unit convener Gopal Rai told PTI.

  • AAP to launch second phase of Lok Sabha poll campaigning on April 10 Apr 08, 2019 07:42 PM IST

    AAP to launch second phase of Lok Sabha poll campaigning on April 10

    Delhi minister and senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said the booth-level workers of the party would go to people, instead of calling them to jan sabhas.

  • Air quality fluctuating, being monitored constantly: Delhi Govt Nov 13, 2017 03:48 PM IST

    Air quality fluctuating, being monitored constantly: Delhi Govt

    The urban development minister said at a press conference here that there is a meeting with Pawan Hans officials this evening to discuss the plan of aerial sprinkling of water.

  • Gopal Rai relieved of transport portfolio, Jain given charge Jun 14, 2016 02:24 PM IST

    Gopal Rai relieved of transport portfolio, Jain given charge

    "The Lt Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi with Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to allocate portfolio of Transport Department to Satyendar Jain, Minister," a notification issued by GAD yesterday said.

  • Conspiracy underway to sabotage odd-even scheme: Gopal Rai Apr 22, 2016 07:30 AM IST

    Conspiracy underway to sabotage odd-even scheme: Gopal Rai

    Last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that BJP and RSS wanted to "sabotage" the scheme, when auto unions had called a day-long strike which was later withdrawn.

  • Kejriwal warns of strict action against Ola, Uber taxis Apr 18, 2016 03:50 PM IST

    Kejriwal warns of strict action against Ola, Uber taxis

    "Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic)," Kejriwal said in a tweet today.

  • Real test for odd-even, Heavy rush in morning, CM joins carpool Apr 18, 2016 12:10 PM IST

    Real test for odd-even, Heavy rush in morning, CM joins carpool

    Kejriwal and PWD Minister Satyendar Jain today carpooled with Rai to reach Delhi Secretariat. DTC and cluster buses were packed with passengers on some routes in Burari, Uttam Nagar and other areas.

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