Soon you may find drones patrolling the streets of Delhi. Authorities in the city are pondering over the premise of having drones monitor illegal dumping of waste in city's industrial areas. These drones will also keep an eye on the drains in the city, since most open in the river Yamuna.
What's the update?
Authorities and pollution watchdogs in Delhi are planning to deploy drones to check the source of pollution and illegal waste dumping in drains that run through the industrial areas in the national capital.
The feasibility of a drone monitoring the illegal dumping of waste was reportedly, a hot topic of discussion between the Delhi Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and NGT appointed Yamuna pollution monitoring committee.
The authorities have planned to test two drones on a pilot basis and then see the feasibility of the entire project. If the project runs successfully the authorities plan to roll it out completely in the capital. Discussions with several agencies have also been held for the same, reports HT.
Why is it important?
The industrial waste and illegal dumping have been the biggest cause of pollution in river Yamuna. Yet, authorities have been unable to find the source of the problem and curb it. Hence it becomes prudent to take active actions to find out solutions to clean the river.
Delhi's entire water issue can be solved if Yamuna were to be cleaned. The river, which is already on the cusp of extinction, needs to be cleaned and taken care of. The drones can prove to be very helpful in keeping the river from dying and monitoring the perpetrators.