Arvind Kejriwal Convenes Emergency Meeting to Address Air Pollution Manish Sisodia Satyendar Jain to Present

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Sushil Kumar Kumar
Updated Sat, Nov 13, 2021 12:37 PM M. IST


Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Environment Minister Gopal Rai and Delhi Chief Secretary attended this emergency meeting.

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There is no sign of improvement in the deteriorating climate of Delhi-NCR. The air in Delhi became more toxic on Saturday. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has advised children, the elderly and pregnant women not to leave the house after the level of air pollution reaches the severe category.

Meanwhile, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held an emergency meeting today to address air pollution. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Environment Minister Gopal Rai and Delhi Chief Secretary attended the meeting. After the meeting, it was decided that schools and government offices would be closed for three days starting Monday. At the same time, a notice will be issued to private offices that they must withdraw the work of home services from the maximum of their employees.

Red Fort-Jama Masjid soaked in smoke

Delhi’s air average AQI on Saturday was recorded above 500, which is in the severe category. The historical monuments of Delhi, Red Fort and Jama Masjid, are drenched in haze. CPCB also shared information on measures to avoid contamination. Those who complain of cough, runny nose or chest pain, heaviness, etc., are advised to rest at home with immediate medical consultation.

schools may be closed

In view of the situation, it is believed that the warning for the closure of children’s schools in Delhi-NCR will be issued soon. In this way, children will once again have a complete online education. The CPCB has advised that those who have to leave for essential jobs, immediately after arriving home, wash their face twice with soap and clean water. After this, drink only warm water. Also keep an eye on the routine. In case of difficulty breathing, consult a doctor without delay.

The Supreme Court asked to discover the trick

On Saturday, the Supreme Court, while listening to a petition filed on the same issue, asked the central government to take action as soon as possible. Chief Justice NV Ramanna said that in such a situation, it seems that even at home one will have to sit with a mask. The court asked the central government to find a way to deal with air pollution.

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