The AAP government must say how many CPCB instructions on air pollution have followed: Javadekar
NEW DELHI: The Minister of Environment of the Union, Prakash Javadekar, attacked on Monday against the government of the AAP asking if he was following the directives of the Central Board of Pollution Control (CPCB) aimed at combating serious air pollution In the national capital. In response to questions about the increase in air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region, Javadekar said his ministry has already held several meetings with the neighboring states of Punjab, and more.
Delhi-NCR has been wrapped in a thick smog layer since the festival of Diwali October 27th.
Pollution is a genuine problem. When I became the environment minister, I called a meeting of the five states regarding the issue. Seven to eight of those meetings have already been held. Soon another will happen.
The Delhi government must verify the instructions given by the CPCB regarding pollution and must say how much it has followed, the minister said.
A 10-member anti-pollution task force led by CPCB member secretary Prashant Gargava has given a series of recommendations to address air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
Returning the blow to the government of the AAP by the recent comment of the Deputy Chief Minister that 40,000 machines provided by the Center to stop the burning of stubble cannot help 22 lakh farmers, said Javadekar. Narendra Modi The government has given Rs 1,100 million for the same, but the Delhi government was busy spending on advertising.
The Delhi government asks why we have delivered 40,000 machines to a population of 22 lakh farmers. I mean we have given Rs 1,100 crore. Instead of spending Rs 1.5 billion rupees on ads, the Delhi government should give this amount to farmers to address the issue of pollution, he told reporters after attending an event here.
Pollution levels in Delhi reached a maximum of three years on Sunday when hundreds of distressed people went to social networks to say they wanted to leave the city due to poor air quality.