Delhi Transforms into a “Gas Chamber”, Says Arvind Kejriwal
He distributed masks over the city.
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister who is endeavoring hard to encounter with rising air pollution levels in the national capital, today, in the morning, he calls the city as a “gas chamber” while distributing breathing masks in schools for the children. In strongly targeted words on the posts over social media, Mr Kejriwal also blamed the governments of adjacent neighboring states – Haryana and Punjab – for deliberating the farmers to burn the stubble that has resulted in a serious pollution threat over the capital.
The Chief Minister suggested the student to write an open letter to the chief minister of neighboring states. He urged in his speech to school students to write for their concern on the issue of pollution. He indicated in his speech that the captain Amrinder Singh and Manohar lal Khattar should be informed frequently by the locals of the capital. He advised the little buds to write to them and made a request from them to think about their health.
Arvind kejriwal says that the city has been turned into a gas chamber due to the massive burning of crops in the neighbouring states. It is necessary to protect ourselves from the dangerous smoke resting in the city now-a-days. He says that they are distributing over 50 lakhs of masks in the city in government and private school today. Arvind kejriwal on twitter left the message for the Delhiites to wear the pollution protective masks whenever it is needed as because the pollution contains rally toxic macro particles that can damage our internal system adversely.The Delhi government has purchased 50 lakh N95 masks to be given to children in private and government schools.
According to kejriwal, the farmers are being forced to burn the crops in Haryana and Punjab that is becoming the major reason of accumulating the macro dust particles in the air of the city. He also added his message in hindi that the farmers in the state are protesting expressing their anger against the government.
The AAP chief in Delhi added that the people on Delhi are facing difficulty in breathing. So, we are just distributing two masks for every single student in Delhi school.
While on Tuesday, the CM had requested from the government of the neibouring states to pay heed towards controlling stubble burning in their states.
It was diwali and as the diwali night ends and people woke up in the morning, they had to breathe the adverse quality of the air.
The air quality got worsened post diwali but the pollution Air quality post diwali in Delhi was the lowest when compared to five past years. As recoded by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) was measured 412 this morning, which comes in “very severe” category.
According to a study, the stubble burning in the neighboring state contributed to around 35% of the total haze and air pollution in Delhi and NCR region. According to the Safar data on Wednesday, the stubble burning doubled over last days. It was 1,200 which turned in 2,700.
On Wednesday, Mr kejriwal told the reporters that they can do nothing to control the pollution spreading form neighboring state due to mass crop burning but they can distribute masks in larger number to protect the lives of the people.
To provide a solution to the farmers, the centre is giving 50% to 80% subsidy to purchase necessary technologies and machinaries that can help to convert agricultural waste matter like straws into fertilizers .Earlier, people used to burn it and the burning of these agricultural wastes added in the city pollution.
But the farmers claim that the machinery and the technologies provided by the government are so expensive that they can’t be afforded by the poor farmers.