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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pollution down. It’s not a win by any means

With Delhi’s peak pollution season just round the corner, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has invited suggestions from residents to tackle the situation. The CM said people can send their suggestions on the email ID “cm4cleanair@gmail.com” till September 12.

During winter, there is rampant stubble burning by farmers in the neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab making the city air unbreathable. Kejriwal said between October 25 and November 20, stubble burning increases pollution levels in the national capital by almost 30%.

“Delhi becomes a gas chamber every year with the advent of winters, mainly due to stubble burning. We want people to tell us the possible steps that can be taken to save ourselves from the harmful effects of air pollution,” the CM said, adding that his government will present a detailed pollution action plan after studying the suggestions.

Kejriwal also said that he had met the Haryana CM and Union environment minister and both had assured him of positive steps in this regard.


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