Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Due to the increase in air pollution that is caused by ovens in eateries, hotels and banquet halls across the ‘foodie’ markets of Hauz Khas, Paharganj, Lajpat etc. that is used when making winter delicacies such as, juicy kebabs, smoked vegetables and flat-breads.
Delhi Government has decided that instead of using traditional coal or wood-fired tandoors, brand new electric ones will be used instead.
During a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet, was chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, they decided that they will provide a subsidy of 50 per cent or Rs 5,000, to all the 9,000 such registered eating joints in Delhi that are still using a coal-based tandoor so that the joints can shift and use clean electric ones instead in order to help reduce air pollution.
The CM said, “Those restaurants that opened up post-April 1 this year and use electric ones can also claim the financial incentive from the government”.