With the Centre saying stubble burning contributed solely 4 per cent to air pollution in Delhi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday careworn the newest knowledge has vindicated his authorities’s stance.
Flaying his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, the Punjab chief minister requested him to “cease mendacity” to divert consideration from his “failure” to guard the nationwide capital’s surroundings.
Union Atmosphere Minister Prakash Javadekar in Delhi stated stubble burning contributed solely 4 per cent to the Delhi-NCR air pollution with the remainder brought on by native components.
The Punjab Chief Minister slammed Mr Kejriwal for refusing to simply accept outcomes of complete research on the difficulty.
In actual fact, it’s Mr Kejriwal who was in denial, stated Amarinder Singh in an announcement. If Mr Kejriwal is severe about addressing Delhi’s disaster, he ought to cease being in denial instantly and get all the way down to the duty of discovering options, the chief minister stated.
Mr Kejriwal, stated the Chief Minister, had been spreading “misinformation” on the difficulty with the only agenda of protecting individuals of Delhi at midnight in regards to the precise state of affairs, which his authorities had “failed miserably” to deal with through the years.
The very fact is that there’s completely no knowledge to help the claims of the Delhi chief minister, he stated, including that in distinction, research confirmed that stubble burning was solely a miniscule a part of the nationwide capital’s downside.
The Indian Institute of Science Schooling and Analysis (IISER) in a analysis paper based mostly on knowledge for 2018 and 2019 has discovered that Delhi’s air pollution is localised and never attributable to farm fires in Punjab or the NCR.
It identified that the air high quality index of Punjab is significantly better than Delhi.
Amarinder Singh stated that is one thing Punjab has been sustaining for the previous a number of years.
The chief minister stated Mr Kejriwal had been taking refuge in “brazen falsehoods” to divert public consideration from the AAP authorities’s “whole failure”.
“Even as we speak, the skies in Punjab are clear and the AQI ranges significantly better than these in Delhi,” Amarinder Singh stated.
The Punjab Chief Minister stated the primary reason for Delhi’s air pollution was development and demolition actions.
The Punjab Chief Minister claimed that his authorities is doing its greatest to scale back stubble burning to cleanse the air.
Sadly, farmers are going through an enormous downside in managing paddy straw within the absence of fiscal help from the Centre regardless of repeated pleas, he careworn.
He reiterated his demand for Rs 100 a quintal as monetary help from the Centre to remove the issue in Punjab.
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