India’s capital grapples with toxic winter air pollution

However, during the past three weeks, reports from various areas in Haryana and Punjab, suggest that farmers have continued to burn paddy straw despite being asked to shun the practice by the state pollution control boards and the agriculture departments.The national capital has been under smog for nearly a week now with the situation in the city as well as its surrounding areas getting worse. Recently, the National Green Tribunal had pulled up the Centre and AAP government for “shifting blame” and not taking steps to tackle the alarming air pollution level in Delhi, saying what a “terrible” future are we giving to our children.The measures were announced after the Delhi cabinet met Sunday, a day after Kejriwal met Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave. 2 children and woman killed, 3 hurt in Newark stabbing
The three survivors, a 29-year-old woman and two 13-year-olds, a boy and a girl, are now at a local hospital in stable condition. Be proactive – Use the “Flag as Inappropriate” link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who chaired an emergency meeting on 6 November, asserted that instead of politicising the issue of air pollution in the national capital, we need to come up with solutions to solve the problem together. The Badarpur Thermal Power Plant (coal-based), one of the major sources of pollution in the city as identified by an IIT Kanpur study, will also be shut for the next ten days, the CM said.Upadhyay also said that a committee of specialists should be formed to analyse the reasons behind environment pollution in Delhi.”Pollution has increased to an extent that Delhi resembles a gas chamber”.From Thursday, all major roads in the city will be vacuum cleaned once a week. Hillary Clinton to hold midnight rally in Raleigh
Clinton’s advantage in the tracking poll is slightly larger than her standing in other national surveys released in the past week. Cuban voters have historically favoured Republicans, but younger generations have shifted toward Democratic Party candidates. Meanwhile, Kejriwal is scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee at 1:30 pm to discuss the issue of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad.”As the toxic smog continues to loom over the national capital, Swaraj India expresses deep concern over the collective failure of the Delhi and central governments in making timely efforts to curb pollution”.However, the Delhi Government remained adamant on its stand that crop burning by the neighbouring states were the main contributors towards the “gas chamber” like situation in the city. The government also chose to enforce strictly a ban on the burning of leaves and garbage in the city. May starts Brexit negotiations… with India
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