New Delhi: In view of the increasing pollution levels in the country’s capital Delhi, it has been decided to close all schools up to the primary level.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday made the announcement while holding a press conference with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday.

CM Kejriwal also said that the Delhi government is also considering the odd-even scheme. Along with this, all outdoor activities have been stopped for children of class V to above.

Likewise, Kejriwal said that the Centre needs to take special steps to save north India from pollution, not the time for blame and politics.

“We have a government in Punjab, we are responsible for the stubble burning there,” he said urging Centre to not indulge in blame game but to take steps.

Kejriwal said that the air in Delhi has become very bad, people are having trouble breathing. It has many aspects and it is the problem of the whole of North India.

There is a serious situation in Delhi, Charkhi Dadri, Jind, Manesar, Faridabad. The Aam Aadmi Party is not responsible for this. The air of one state does not remain in one state, for this the central government will have to take steps.

“We have governments in Punjab and Delhi. This is not the time to pick up fingers. This will not lead to a solution,” he said.

He said on stubble burning in Punjab that farmers are not responsible for it there. They have a government there and we are responsible for that. It has been only six months since our government. It happens very rarely.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said, “Farmers themselves do not want to burn stubble. But there is a difference of ten twelve days between one crop to another, so they have no other option but to burn it.

The centre and the state government should sit together.


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