Delhi will soon have a world-class institute that will impart training to people and chalk out strategies to curb the effects of climate change, CM Sheila Dikshit said.
Replying to a short duration discussion on environment in New Delhi on Thursday, Dikshit said her government has decided to set up Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Combating Climate Change at Bakauli spread over an area of 18 acres.
“The institute will come up in the campus of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Integrated Rural Energy Planning and Development which is presently under utilised,” she said.
Noting that multi-pronged strategies are needed to control pollution in the city which has 65 lakhs vehicles, she said her government was also looking for a technology to generate energy from the waste.“The number of vehicles is much more than number of total vehicles in other metro cities together,” she said.
Around 8,000 metric tonne garbage is being generated in Delhi on daily basis, she said.
To control air pollution in Delhi, air ambience fund has been created by imposing a fee of Rs 0.25 per litre of diesel sale in Delhi, she added.
For promotion of vehicles operated with clean fuel, the government is giving subsidy to battery operated vehicles from air ambience fund, Dikshit said.