People commute through smog in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI
09 November, 2017, 12:56
In letters to the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab, Kejriwal said the governments in the neighbouring states had failed to provide farmers with viable alternatives to stubble burning, a process that leads to air pollution in Delhi.
A combination of smoke from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana and moisture turned Delhi, India's capital city, into a "gas chamber" on Tuesday, prompting authorities to announce a series of preventive measures including a four-fold hike in parking fees and slashing of metro fares.
"More than 40-50 percent small ventures and industries have been shut down in industrial areas of Delhi, which has shaken the economy as thousands of youth working in those ventures became jobless", said Kejriwal. "We have to find a solution to crop burning in adjoining states".
With the Delhi air quality dipping to unsafe levels and burning of paddy stubble in neighbouring states contributing to smog in the city, Kejriwal had sought an urgent meeting with Punjab counterpart Captain Amarinder Singh.
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Terming the alarming pollution levels in Delhi NCR as a violation of the right to life, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Centre and the government of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana asking them to give details of steps taken by them to tackle the issue.
Summary: The odd-even road rationing scheme may be back, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hinted today as the toxic haze in the city outstripped the Chinese capital Beijing, known for its record pollution levels.
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