Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reportedly said that in a view of the Intense Air Pollution in Delhi, all schools will remain closed for next three days. Odd-even Scheme may also return.
Other measures taken are:
- Constructions and demolitions all over Delhi-NCR will be banned for five days.
- Strict actions will be taken against the Burning of trash.
- Water shall be sprinkled on roads.
- Badarpur thermal power plant will be closed for 10 days.
- A ban has been imposed on diesel generators for 10 days.
- People are asked to work from Home if possible.
Mr. Kejriwal held an emergency cabinet meeting at his Home with Ministers and senior officials of health and environment department on Sunday. He said,”crop burning in neighboring states was one of the main reasons for pollution, and all states are suffering due to this.”
On the other hand, Union environment minister Anil Dave, said, “Blaming other states for the pollution is merely politicising. They are responsible but only 20%… 80% of the pollution is ‘Delhi ka Kachra (waste)”.
Yesterday, hundreds of people staged a protest at Jantar Mantar, demanding the government take effective initiatives to control pollution.
Mr. Kejriwal asked the center about the possibility of causing artificial rain, But scientists from the Ministry of Earth Sciences said, “cloud seeding won’t work in these conditions since there are no rain-bearing clouds at present”.