Arvind Kejriwal seeks meeting with Haryana, Punjab CMs for pollution control

Photo of the CM Arvind Kejriwal.

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today stated that he wishes to meet his Haryana and Punjab counterparts to find a solution to pollution in the National Capital Region. Earlier, Delhi witnessed its worst ‘air quality’ and ‘smog situation’ of the year.

On Tuesday, a yellow blanket of smog hung heavily in the city sky, making the quality of air even worse than a day after Diwali.

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Kejriwal tweeted: “Am writing letters to CMs of Punjab (Amarinder Singh) and Haryana (Manohar Lal Khattar) requesting them for a meeting to find solutions to crop burning.”

Stubble burning contributes heavily to the smog situation in the region during this time every year.
Primary schools in the city remain closed on Wednesday.

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The pollution level rose to dangerous levels on Tuesday, with 18 out of 21 active pollution monitoring stations recording ‘severe’ air quality.