Delhi resembles a gas chamber, Centre needs to intervene: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal pitched for providing alternatives and incentives to farmers so that they discard the traditional practise.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 5, 2016 5:59 pm
Delhi pollution, Delhi news, pollution in Delhi, Arvind kejriwal, Kerjriwal news, NGT , National Green tribunal, latest news, India news Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal blames the farm fire from neighboring states for causing Delhi’s smog. (PTI Photo)

The Centre needs to intervene to mitigate the alarming levels of smog, which have virtually turned Delhi into a “gas chamber”, mainly due to farm fires in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said. He said vehicle restriction measures like odd-even will not be able to bring down smog as initial studies suggest that the “large scale” influx of pollutant-laden smoke from Punjab and Haryana has aggravated the situation.

“Pollution has increased to an extent that outdoors in Delhi are resembling a gas chamber. Prima facie the biggest reason seems to be burning of stubble in agricultural fields in Haryana and Punjab in huge quantity,” Kejriwal told a press conference. Shutting down of schools for a long time was not a feasible solution, he said, when asked about the decision of the civic bodies to keep schools run by it closed for a day in view of pollution.

Kejriwal pitched for providing alternatives and incentives to farmers so that they discard the traditional practise. He said the Delhi government has very few methods at its disposal and the Centre needs to intervene. The Centre can sit with the Chief Minister of these states and chalk out a solution. Few reports have put the volume of stubble being burned at around 16-20 million tonnes.

“Fireworks during Diwali marginally added to the pollution. But other things inside Delhi did not drastically change. So the smog is mainly due to smoke from farm fires,” he observed. Kejriwal identified the main sources of pollution inside Delhi as vehicles, dust and waste burning, which he said could not be responsible for the pall of smog across the city. “I saw smoke across Punjab, Haryana during my visits. We need Centre’s help. We are hiring an agency in a week or two to study the sources of pollution in Delhi afresh. The Centre needs to intervene,” he said.

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    M Nazir
    Nov 5, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    What a pathetic - yeh Delhi CM to naam bhar ka hai. Ek dhele ka kaam nahi.
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      Prateik
      Nov 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm
      Delhi has 10% brahmins. If they all die due to pollution then how will brahminism survive. ShriBagawat, the crusader of brahmins should immediately order SC(Justice TAKUR) to take this suo moto and move brahmins to pristine Shimla and make them carry out their filthy work.
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        IML sood
        Nov 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm
        This joker Khujli will see towards Centre only when noose tights around his neck a recent obersevation SC has stated that the Delhi Govt. always blames other without itself doing anything, is the traits of a bully.Still these shameless Apptards a few can be seen here in comments will blame Centre just to hide their utter and complete failure in Delhi. A clic example of joker antics stilling on CM seat doing nautanki with his team.
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          Khalifa khan
          Nov 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm
          This guy horrible to the core.
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            Krishna Bhagawan
            Nov 6, 2016 at 9:31 am
            Why not talk to Haryana govt and sort out the problem. delhi and Haryana are the richest states in India .
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              MyTake
              Nov 5, 2016 at 7:19 pm
              Typical Nehru-mite! He will do everything but work for the people!
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                Bharat
                Nov 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm
                AK, u ask centre govt about gau rakshak they will reply please dont ask abt anything else apart from that.. yaha desh ki lagaa di hai aur tumhe Delli ki padi hai ..
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                  Bharat
                  Nov 5, 2016 at 11:58 pm
                  AK, bhai kisko bol raha hai .. ask them about religion gaurakshak etc .. development wagera inke bus ki baat nabi hai .. let them finish 3 more year of ghoonda raaj,, good now BJP will be history for ever .. ab no one even think about them ..
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                    Shall
                    Nov 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm
                    Smart and quick solution to pollution by Kejriwal - blame Modi and go watch a movie..
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                      Tony
                      Nov 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm
                      Mr Kejriwallt;br/gt;Why not focus on what can be done by YOU?lt;br/gt;This blame game is not reaching anywhere, even the people of Delhi have had enough of these crib sessions.lt;br/gt;
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                        Tony
                        Nov 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                        free free free pollution Free electricity free water free gas available in Delhi....... support AAP and curse PM Modi
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                          Rajnath.Singh
                          Nov 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm
                          THIS IS A DIRECTIVE FROM SHRI BAGAWATJI:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ALL BRAHMINS TO OPPOSE EVERYTHING KUJLIWAL DOES, GOOD OR BAD, ESPECIALLY GOOD!
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                            ad
                            Nov 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm
                            AK can't do anything till his party runs Punjab, Haryana and the Center govt at Delhi.
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                              Vikrant
                              Nov 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm
                              Message from Italian mafia to all Jihadis, Naxals, anti nationals and corrupt, please support my foster child kajri as though my own child is dumb and he has to be made the PM.
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                                Vikrant
                                Nov 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm
                                Whatever time kajri bai is left with after shaking watching CDs of his MLAs romping on bed, visiting courts as accused in various cases and collecting his share of bribe money, Kajri bai spends it visiting Naxal camps or other states. To manage issues of Delhi it is left to Centre, LG and MCD.
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                                  abdul
                                  Nov 6, 2016 at 8:22 am
                                  is it the first time?
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                                    amitava ghosh
                                    Nov 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm
                                    Again this worthless CM is endeavouring to bind the centre for the pollution that has engulfed Delhi.It is a shame that aap is perhaps the most incompetent party to have come to power.They are a total failure in all aspects of governance.
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                                      Arvind
                                      Nov 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm
                                      It is only Arvind Kejriwal Govt which made Delhi more polluted than ever before due to mismanagement and no interest in good Governance but fight with centre 24x7 without doing home work for better Delhi . No doubt after becoming CM, he polluted Delhi both Politically and Atmospherically where all Schools were closeed in the interest of health of School going children.He is only interestedin capturing power with false promises. For him corruption is not issue same has been kept in cold storage.
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                                        Balasubramanya
                                        Nov 6, 2016 at 3:39 am
                                        It is Delhi people's 'Prarabdha' for selecting people like you always busy in performing drama.
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                                          Bijan Mohanty
                                          Nov 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                                          Modi is busy in promoting nationalism so that he wins in UP, Gujarat elections. He has no time for Delhites and especially he does not want to listen to Kejriwal because the latter always dares to speak the reality which Modiji hates.
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                                            Bijan Mohanty
                                            Nov 6, 2016 at 6:41 am
                                            The real drama is by Modi and Co.
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