1. Stop blame-game, deal the pollution issue instead of politicising it: Anil Madhav Dave to Delhi government

Stop blame-game, deal the pollution issue instead of politicising it: Anil Madhav Dave to Delhi government

The Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave today said the Delhi government should stop politicising the issue by blaming other states for the rise in pollution level and deal with the problem to the earliest.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 6, 2016 12:55 PM
Breaching the safe limit, the pollution level in Delhi is over 17 times than normalcy at several places. (File Photo) Breaching the safe limit, the pollution level in Delhi is over 17 times than normalcy at several places. (File Photo)

With rising pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR), resulting in smog getting denser every day, affecting normal breathing of the people in New Delhi, the Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave today said the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government should stop politicising the issue by blaming other states for the rise in pollution level and deal with the problem to the earliest. Madhav said that states have a responsibility and the issued advisories should be implemented.

The Environment minister, in a statement to ANI, claimed, “ISRO images tell us role of neighbouring states, their contribution is only 20%. Blaming them won’t work.”

The Union minister also claimed that the centre government had already provided help to the Delhi government and it is the state’s responsibility to implement them.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had, earlier, blamed Punjab and Haryana, stating that crop burning in these two neighbouring states is responsible for the air quality dipping to its worst in 17 years.

Following Delhi Chief Miniter’s appeal to the central government for intervention in the pollution issues in the capital, the centre had declared an emergency situation in the Delhi, citing the environment harmful for the children, women, patients and elderly.

Breaching the safe limit, the pollution level in Delhi is over 17 times than normalcy at several places. Kejriwal had today called for an emergency meeting to discuss measures allowed to combat the increasing pollution in the city.

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    NISHITH GUPTA
    Nov 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
    Ok. So Mr. Dave what are you doing by giving this statement? Is it not blaming? When you say you have already extended all support can you please elaborate what help or support have you given? Where was your help and support when MCD was on strike and throwing filth on roads? At that time your government waited and remained mute until the w city got dirty because common people will anyhow consider Delhi Government at fault. When Delhi government implemented ODD-EVEN your government made fun of it saying it is not enough and vehicular emission is not a major pollution contributor. Now, this time you are saying stuble burning is not a major contributor. Can you then please tell what is it that is causing pollution? Is it magic? If AAP is not doing enough then your government is also not that great. You people remain in your ego and let the country and common people suffer. It is easy to criticize but what solution does your government has to offer? You say stubble is contributing only 20% and blaming it won't work. Ok then tell us what will work? Should we wait for a pollution factor to at least contribute 30-40% to be concerned about? Atleast talk something logical. You are also politicizing it. Shame on you.
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