Air pollution in the direction of Rajasthan, ask the Center to consider it a top priority: CM Gehlot

JAIPUR: Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot He believed that the central government should not simply leave the issue of air pollution to the government of Delhi and consider it as something that should be permanently resolved.

Claiming that the contamination is now heading towards Rajasthan after wrapping up the rest of the northern states, Gehlot told the media on Sunday: If the national capital becomes one, you can imagine what would happen. I was in Delhi for two days. I felt what people are going there (in Delhi). Pollution is now heading towards Rajasthan, so this should also be a concern for us.

He continued: We ask the Center not to simply leave the matter to the Delhi government. This issue should be a priority and permanently resolved. This year the pollution in Delhi has crossed all limits.

Gehlot said closing schools and factories will not be enough to face the situation.

Air pollution levels in the national capital increased to dangerous and visibility decreased significantly as a thick layer enveloped several parts of the city despite moderate rains on Sunday.

In particular, for the first time this season, the Air Quality Index (AQI) reached 625 at 10 a.m. yesterday. An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 severe. More than 500 is the most serious emergency category

By observing the worsening of air quality in the national capital, the Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal has resumed its odd torque scheme as of today. It will continue until November 15.