Arvind Kejriwal (PC: Twitter)
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that I do not agree with the Union Environment Minister that pollution cannot be cured in a day, it will take at least four years. If all the governments, all the parties join together and leave politics and start with honesty, then in less than four years, pollution can be overcome.
Delhi CM Kejriwal on Pollution:
He said that I believe that the pollution arising from the straw can be controlled in a very short time. For this, our scientists and engineers have given solutions. Only lack of ‘political will’ is visible.
We have to take steps together: Arvind Kejriwal
“A factory which can extract a CNG-like gas from parali has started functioning in Haryana’s Karnal. This parali is bought from the farmers and taken to this factory for gas extraction. And farmers don’t have to pay for transport. Since it is bought from them, the farmers get money as well. This gas is then bought by Indraprashta Gas Limited (IGL),” he added.
Kejriwal said that I request that the Union Environment Minister should have a meeting with the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana every month.
“So, we can see that there are so many ways to convert this waste to something useful and stop the farmers from burning parali which will bring down the pollution level in the air. If we start doing this on war footing, we can reduce the pollution within a year. But the question is: Do we have the political will? Or are we interested in doing politics over the issue?” said Kejriwal.
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