Delhiites are having a tough time facing smog and a choking atmosphere. While air quality is on a deterioration spree, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar while remarking about the same said that the real pollution of Delhi is political pollution.
Parrikar in a conversation with ANI said,” Delhi ka real pollution, political pollution hai.” Ever since the air quality witnessed a drop in the national capital, the Delhi government has become a centre of criticism.
In a bid to curb air pollution in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday banned construction activities in the national capital for one week and has also instructed that no stone crushers will be used and no garbage burning shall take place for the next 7 days.
NGT also lashed out at Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab for not taking effective steps in relation to stubble burning. It has also asked these states to hold a coordination meeting with Delhi Chief Secretary for it and has asked for a detailed report on the measures taken till no in the hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The NGT also questioned Delhi government over its decision to shut schools and also questioned whether any scientific study has been conducted for the prevalent situation. Delhi is facing its worst smog in 17 years and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had yesterday announced “emergency” measures to deal with the situation, including ban on construction and demolition activities for five days and temporary closure of Badarpur Power Plant.