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Arvind Kejriwal for Delhi smog blames stubble burning in the adjoining states

Arvind Kejriwal for Delhi smog blames stubble burning in the adjoining states”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he has asked Education Minister Manish Sisodia to consider closing down of city schools due to pollution. "We have to find a soln to crop burning in adjoining states", Kejriwal tweeted. Social microblogging site Twitter was flooded with messages from people from all walks of life, expressing concern over the problem, which had become an annual cause of concern for those living in the city, as well as for those governing it. Mr Kejriwal, who tried to find a solution to the problem by bringing in the Odd-Even formula, on Tuesday posted, "All of us together have to find a soln to this". Since then the state capital pollution level has been reported as "very poor".

A senior officer of the paramilitary force said CISF Director General (DG) O P Singh said, "While 2,000 protective face masks are being issued immediately, 7,000 more will be sent to all the units in Delhi in the next few hours".

In Delhi, last time the air quality was declared severe on October 20, a day after Diwali. Also, it is creating difficulties for the oldies and newbies. As per the reports, areas like Lodhi Road, Pitampura and Punjabi Bagh have recorded small polluted particles in the air. Moreover, many train services passing through the capital city have suspended.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has also appealed to the Delhi government to shut down outdoor sports and other such activities in schools keeping in view the harmful impact of air pollution on the health of the children.



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