Delhi A "Gas Chamber", Says Arvind Kejriwal; Government Distributes Masks

Published on Friday, 01 November 2019 17:59
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NEW DELHI, Nov 01, 2019: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is struggling to deal with rising air pollution levels in the national capital, today described the city as a "gas chamber" while distributing breathing masks to school children.

 In strongly-worded posts on social media, Mr Kejriwal also blamed the governments of neighbouring states - Haryana and Punjab - for "forcing farmers to burn stubble" that he said had led to the problem in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is struggling to deal with rising air pollution levels in the national capital, today described the city as a "gas chamber" while distributing breathing masks to school children.

In strongly-worded posts on social media, Mr Kejriwal also blamed the governments of neighbouring states - Haryana and Punjab - for "forcing farmers to burn stubble" that he said had led to the problem in Delhi. The Khattar and Captain governments are forcing farmers to burn stubble, which is causing severe pollution in Delhi. Yesterday, people protested at Punjab and Haryana Bhavan and expressed their anger against governments there," he added in Hindi.

"People are facing difficulty in breathing and to provide relief, we're distributing 2 masks to each student in private & govt schools," the AAP chief said.

On Tuesday Mr Kejriwal had appealed "with folded hands" to Punjab and Haryana to take concrete steps against stubble burning.