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IN Desi ON 08 Nov, 2016
Arvind Kejriwal announced a ban on construction activity for 5 days and shut down of the city's Badarpur power plant for the next 10 days in Delhi. Due to excess pollution in Delhi, schools will be shut for 3 days. The air quality of Delhi worsened from October 31st 2016 due to Diwali fireworks which covered the whole city with smog.
Read on to know the necessary measures suggested by CM to combat pollution in Delhi.
Source: The Indian Express
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Arvind Kejriwal suggested the list of measures to be undertaken by the government for reducing pollution in Delhi.
Thereafter, he announced a ban on construction activity for the next five days and shutting down the city's Badarpur power plant for the next ten days.
Kejriwal explained, "Except for emergency services, generator sets will not allowed to function for next 10 days. Sprinkling of water will start on all roads from tomorrow. Weekly vacuum cleaning of roads will begin from November 10."
Delhi CM also announced a complete ban on burning of leaves. The Environment department will be soon launching an app to monitor the burning of leaves in the city.
Delhi CM replied to a question on crop burning, "We are not pointing fingers at anyone. We need to sit down and come out with a solution."
Kejriwal stated, "Crop-burning will continue and so can't expect relief soon."
Kejriwal explained, "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."
Kejriwal continued, "The environment minister should call an emergency meeting of the chief ministers of Delhi and its neighboring 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 alternates to burning stubble."
Dave conducted an emergency meeting of all the neighboring states chief ministers and environment ministers on November 6, 2016.
The meeting was conducted to discuss the possible solutions for a never-ending problem of pollution in Delhi.
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