Arvind Kejriwal: Schools Closed Due To Pollution, ‘Delhi Alone Not Responsible’, Says Safai Kejriwal: Pollution continues to rise. ‘Extremely Bad’ situation for Delhi’s air. Quality has reached a ‘serious’ level. Several stringent guidelines have already been issued by the Commission for Air Quality Management to control pollution. Several orders have been given, starting from the ban on the entry of small and large vehicles to the stoppage of construction work. This time Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also expressed concern about pollution in Delhi. Primary schools in Delhi have been declared closed from tomorrow, Friday, as the air pollution situation worsens.
On this day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced, keeping in mind the issue of air pollution, it has been decided to close all primary schools in Delhi from Friday. Also, all the out-of-class programs of all students from class V will be closed. The Chief Minister did not say anything about when the school will reopen. Besides, he said, the Delhi government is also thinking about whether to drive cars in even-odd mode once again to prevent air pollution in Delhi.
Delhi | We’re taking all steps to control the pollution situation. In lieu of that, we’re shutting down all primary schools in Delhi from tomorrow… Also shutting down outdoor activities for all classes above class 5: CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/ji62U4IfN8
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2022
Delhiites are suffering from the massive air pollution caused by the burning of bajji during Diwali and the burning of crops in Delhi and neighboring states since the beginning of winter. The air of Delhi is becoming increasingly poisonous. Air quality has been ‘severe’ for the past two days. Most of the Delhiites complain that their eyes and throat are burning when they leave the house. However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is reluctant to take full responsibility for the pollution. “Air pollution is not just Delhi’s problem, the Center should intervene in this matter,” he said.
#WATCH | “We will try for crop diversification… we will try to move our farmers from rice to other crops in Punjab,” said AAP Chief & Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal & Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in a joint press conference over rising pollution in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/MQcWbHwLuN
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2022
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, flanked by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, said, “Delhi’s air pollution and deteriorating air quality is not only a problem of agricultural states like Delhi or Punjab. UP governments of Delhi and Punjab cannot be solely blamed for this pollution. The Center must take action in this regard.”
Kejriwal also said, “Though Delhi and Punjab are responsible for the rate at which pollution has increased in Delhi and adjoining areas over the past few days, these two states alone are not entirely responsible for the pollution. Punjab also has some role in Delhi’s pollution. But this is not the time for blame and politics. We have to work together to prevent pollution.”
On the other hand, a request has been made to the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing on Delhi’s air pollution. An appeal has been made to stop the burning of crop residues in Punjab and Haryana. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea next week,