Odd-even scheme to be back in Delhi Nov 13-17

  • Odd-even scheme to be back in Delhi Nov 13-17

Odd-even scheme to be back in Delhi Nov 13-17

Kejriwal wrote letters to Haryana and Punjab Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Amarinder Singh respectively and said that the governments had "failed to provide economically viable alternatives to stubble-burning", which is worsening air quality in the Delhi-National Capital Region.

"This matter shouldn't be politicized, it is the time for everyone to come together and fight this problem", he said. "Just my meeting with Delhi CM resolves nothing", said Singh.

"Mr Kejriwal is a very peculiar person.he has his own viewpoints on everything without understanding the situation", added Singh.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal sparred on Twitter over increasing pollution levels in Delhi-NCR, due to, among other things, burning of crop stubble in Haryana and Punjab.

CM's office also stated that Singh has also requested Modi to convene meeting of chief ministers of the affected states along with the Union ministers for Agriculture, Food and Environment on the issue.

"If I have got 20 million tonnes of paddy straw and I ask the farmer to store this, farms will be covered with the paddy straw".

Referring to the stubble burning, the Delhi CM said, "I feel awful that the people of Delhi are facing this huge pollution crisis. The governments of Haryana and Punjab have to find a solution, otherwise we will face these problems every year".

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister's office on Thursday informed that the CM has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking compensation for farmers for crop resident management to check the risky trend of stubble burning.

As Delhi and its suburbs literally inhaled poison for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, the government announced a slew of emergency measures to bring down the pollution level and protect the vulnerable.