Chandigarh: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has written a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday and asked him to take necessary steps for stubble burning in Punjab.
Delhi Lieutenant said that he wants to draw the attention of Punjab CM Mann to the suffering of the people of Delhi, in which he is not at fault. Delhi has become a gas chamber due to stubble burning in Punjab. The pollution level has reached ‘Square Plus’. 95% of the smoke is due to Punjab’s stubble.
There was a conversation with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about this as well, he said.
19% cases increase in about a week
In his letter, the Lt Governor informed that from October 24, 2022 to November 2, 2022, there has been an increase of 19% cases this year compared to 2021. This figure is a wake-up call. While 18066 cases were reported in 2021, it has increased to 21840 in 2022.
On November 2, 3825 cases of stubble burning were reported across the country. Out of which 3634 were from Punjab only. While no case was reported from Delhi.
Counting is increasing in hospitals
Due to rising pollution, hospitals and clinics in Delhi and NCR are seeing an increase in the count of respiratory patients. Common people are reaching out to doctors with complaints of eye irritation, cough, nausea, chest jam, sore throat and shortness of breath.
The threat has increased so much that the closure of schools is being considered. People are being advised to stay at home and people are also being prevented from morning walks. This is human rights mining.
Pay better attention than removing others’ mistakes.
Giving reference of the NCTD, the Lt Governor said that NCTD encouraged bio-decomposers significantly more. But in Punjab, the incidents of stubble burning increased more than ever before. As in the government, we have to encourage farmers to adopt different methods while taking care of the health of the people. One should avoid taking out each other’s mistakes and hiding your shortcomings.
Reacting to this, CM Mann said that LG Sahib, you are stopping the work of the elected government of Delhi. Stopped the “Red Light On, Gaadi Off” campaign and are you doing politics by writing a letter to me? Politics on such a serious subject is not right.