Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 03(ANI): In the view of 'Severe+' conditions that have been prevailing in the national capital region for more than a day, the Graded Response
Action Plan for Delhi & NCR (GRAP) has restricted trucks from entering Delhi from 11 pm on January 4 to 11 pm on January 5th.
The Graded Response
Action Plan (GRAP), an emergency government initiative to try and improve conditions, has also launched around Delhi.
While some of the cities like Patna and Varanasi have recently formulated action plans, there are none in place to issue advisories or mitigate the pollution at the source level instantly as in the case of the Graded Response
Action Plan to combat air pollution.
HMICFRS stated that they 'found that it has high numbers of incidents, including those with vulnerable people, that officers are unable to attend within the assessed and graded response
time.' Chief Supt Neil Evans, chairman of the Greater Manchester Branch of the Police Superintendents' Association, pointed to cuts in funding, adding: "Whilst we would assert that the force has made improvements in certain areas over recent months it would be reckless of us to challenge the conclusions on what is such an important issue.
In India following the 2016 post Diwali smog situation, the Union Environment Ministry notified Graded Response
Action Plan (GRAP) under the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority.
Despite the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Delhi that registered from 'Very Poor' to 'Severe Category', the Supreme Court-mandated Body on Environmental Pollution and Prevention Control Authority (EPCA) with its Graded Response
Action Plan (GRAP) had ordered a pre-Diwali ban on firecrackers, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) confirmed the Capital's ongoing air pollution crisis an 'emergency', no concrete measures were put in place to tackle the hazardous situation.
In light of the sudden dip, measures under the Graded Response
Action Plan (GRAP) such as a four times hike in parking fees may be rolled out by the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority.
The force operates a graded response
to the calls, with officers attending the most urgent as soon as possible.
Within the framework of the IRT, only 4 items out of 360 were identified as misfitting to the graded response
model according to the S-[chi square] index.
Changes include a graded response
to beggars in which they are signposted towards support services.
Two IRT models were tested to determine which was best suited to assess the ability of each item to identify victims and bullies: graded response
(GRM) and generalized partial credit models (GPCM), described by Samejima (1969) and Muraki (1992) respectively.