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Don’t blame farmers for Delhi’s pollution: Rahul to Kejriwal, Modi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to rise above blame game and think of measures to curb Delhi’s rising air pollution.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2016 19:56 IST
Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to rise above blame game and think of measures to curb Delhi’s rising air pollution.

He asked them not to blame the farmers of neighbouring states for the capital’s smog. Kejriwal had blamed burning of farm residue in Punjab and Haryana for what is being described as the worst smog in Delhi in almost two decades.

Delhi is engulfed in a thick smog for past few days that has left a bitter taste in the mouth and eyes watering.

Hindustan Times’ air quality index showed that the pollution showed no signs of abating on Sunday. Most places in south, central and north Delhi recorded “severe” air quality with PM 2.5 levels between 12 and 15 times the safe limit. Punjabi Bagh in west Delhi and Anand Vihar in east Delhi were among the most polluted.

Kejriwal on Sunday announced a list of measures to be enforced by the state government to curb the soaring pollution in the national capital including putting all construction projects across the city on hold for the next five days and ordering the shutdown of all schools for the next three days.

(with inputs from ANI)