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Arvind Kejriwal calls an emergency meeting to curb air pollution

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday called an emergency meeting to discuss on the issue of air pollution in the national capital. Kejriwal said,"Pollution levels in Delhi are so high that Delhi has become a gas chamber. Smoke from other states because of stubble burning and meteorological factors is responsible."

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 6 Nov 2016 8:10 AM GMT

Arvind Kejriwal calls an emergency meeting to curb air pollution
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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday called an emergency meeting to discuss on the issue of air pollution in the national capital. Kejriwal said,"Pollution levels in Delhi are so high that Delhi has become a gas chamber. Smoke from other states because of stubble burning and meteorological factors is responsible."

He further added, “The environment minister should call an emergency meeting of the chief ministers of Delhi and its neighbouring states on Monday so that immediate steps to tackle the issue can be taken. This situation needs the intervention of the Centre at the highest level. Farmers should be given incentives to find alternatives to burn stubble."

Delhi Heath Minister, Satendra Jain also said," It is the critical condition. Burning of crops is a big cause of air pollution in Delhi as there are frequent cases of fire at several spots in the city. Crop burning in UP, Haryana and Punjab is actually a contributor."

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"Delhi Government and civic bodies are working out a plan to dispose the excess garbage and douse flames. MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) has asked for 15 to 20 days to douse the fire",said Jain.

Against the increase in the level of air pollution some Delhiities hold protest at Jantar Mantar. One of the protesters said," Never has it happened that schools were shut due to pollution, frankly we cannot raise children like this,” said one of the protesters.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung also called an emergency meeting on Monday to talk on the issue of Air pollution and also to decide the future course of action to put a check on high pollution in the National Capital.

The meeting will be attended by CM Arvind Kejriwal, Health Minister Satyendra Jain, Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Delhi Chief Secretary and the civic bodies.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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