Delhi’s real pollution is political: Manohar Parrikar

Apart from crackers’ smoke, burning of crop stubble in farms contributed to the thick cover of hazardous haze that has been shrouding the city for nearly a week.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 6:14 pm
Delhi air pollution, arvind kejriwal, kejriwal, manohar parrikar, hazardous air conditions in Delhi, pollution hazard in Delhi, Indian Medical Association, IMA pollution advisory, pollution news, Delhi news, India news, latest news, indian express Taking a dig at the Arvind Kjeriwal government in Delhi over the high pollution level in the national capital, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that pollution in Delhi is political.

Taking a dig at the Arvind Kjeriwal government in Delhi over the high pollution level in the national capital, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that pollution in Delhi is political. “The real pollution in Delhi is political pollution, Parrikar was quoted as saying by the ANI.

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Delhi has been battling toxic air and smog post Diwali. The high level particulate matter in air has forced the government to shut down school for thee days and ban construction activities for five day.

Apart from crackers’ smoke, burning of crop stubble in farms contributed to the thick cover of hazardous haze that has been shrouding the city for nearly a week.

The air quality have levels of harmful PM 2.5 particles hovering at dangerous levels, something that has been seen in cities like Beijing. These fine particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter are linked to higher rates of chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and heart disease.

With Delhi witnessing its worst spell of smog in 17 years, sale of air masks has seen an upsurge in the past week with stores across the national capital and neighbouring regions running out of stock.

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While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed Delhi as a “gas chamber” and sought Centre’s intervention in mitigating the alarming levels of smog, Delhiites are running to medical stores and hospitals looking for masks.

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    Amit Singh
    Nov 8, 2016 at 11:27 am
    For a change everyone may agree with Mr. MOD. Pollution is real problem but of Goan Kind.
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      Amrita
      Nov 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm
      I agree completely with Mr Parrikar. It is pollution in terms of politics and there is absolutely no accountability in governance. Why does a case of illegal construction in Vasant Kunj Sector A, Pocket C,stay pending since January 2015. Who does the ordinary citizen approach when he/she sees the blatant violation of the law? Instead of demolition of the illegal structure, addition and strengthening of grills is being carried out in one of the flats. Its disgusting to see the violation of the law, Why are these individuals unfearing of the law of the land? A complete mockery of the law. So Yes Mr Parrikar you hit the nail on its head.
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        Barb Dewyre
        Nov 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm
        Give this man a mask for the upper end and a stopper for his other end. He pollutes from both.
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          kajal
          Nov 8, 2016 at 11:25 am
          what ashamed person even he doesn't know exactly what happening lt;br/gt;the people are unable to take breath due to bad air and pollution and he stupid person talking about politics lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;shame shame nonsense and stupid
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            Rohith
            Nov 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm
            There's no cure for foot-in-mouth disease.
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              Manohar Sharma
              Nov 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm
              If this Kanjriwal keeps his mouth shut for a week, 50% of pollution and smog in Delhi will go away. And if this Kanjriwal works for just 5 hours in a week for the people of Delhi, all the problems of the people of Delhi will go away. Shame on Kanjriwal.
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                NARAYAN RAO
                Nov 9, 2016 at 3:53 am
                If there is any illegal activity anywhere , whom are you supposed to approach ? Is this such a difficult question to answer ? People who talk nonsense like this moron , basically do not want to acknowledge that having made the elected CM powerless , they are now the ones who are accountable to the common man.
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                  NEO
                  Nov 8, 2016 at 11:56 am
                  Sir...lt;br/gt;khuzri's odd/even is over...lt;br/gt;now with all regards to the Supreme court of India, lt;br/gt;plase enforce the Prime number... It will definitely work...
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