Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

New Delhi- Hours after Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena slammed the Delhi Government over air air pollution, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) mentioned that the Arvind Kejriwal Government has taken a slew of measures over the previous a number of years which led to a big enchancment within the air high quality.

The AAP in an announcement mentioned that the Kejriwal-led Delhi Government has taken a slew of measures over the previous a number of years which had led to a big enchancment within the air high quality as was appreciated within the financial survey 2022-2023 tabled within the Parliament.

The occasion mentioned that in its one-and-a-half-year tenure in Punjab, a string of ex-situ and in-situ measures have been carried out which has resulted in a close to 50 per cent lower in farm fires.

“Further discount will be achieved if the Central authorities accedes to the demand of subsidy, which was additionally noticed by the Supreme Court in its order on November 7 that there isn’t a purpose why the Central authorities can not grant this subsidy.

“The ‘Red light on, Gaddi off’ marketing campaign and the ‘odd-even vehicle’ scheme are emergency measures which have had important influence in lowering vehicular air pollution.

“The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has also acknowledged the reduction in particulate matter concentration levels during the period when the ‘odd-even vehicle’ scheme was implemented previously vide un-starred question No. 4340 answered on December 13, 2019, ” the AAP mentioned.

“It is imperative on the governments in the NCR, more particularly Haryana to control farm fires in the NCR region and enable the industries working in the NCR region to switch to clean fuel and provide 24/7 electricity and take similar measures like the Delhi Government to protect the environment. We can lend specialists to Haryana since the Haryana Government has miserably failed on all counts, ” it added.

The remarks from the AAP got here after Saxena on Thursday afternoon mentioned that blaming others shouldn’t be an alibi for gross inaction through the years and publicity round props like smog towers means little.

He added that “politics of propaganda that involve over-hyped events like ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ and ‘odd-even’ cannot hold the life of people of the city to ransom.”

He alleged that nothing concrete after the implementation of CNG in Delhi and building of a maze of flyovers since then, has been tried and Delhi wants motion, not mere posturing.

The air high quality throughout Delhi remained within the ‘extreme’ class with the AQI hitting the alarming ranges at a number of locations on Thursday morning.

The Anand Vihar Station was within the ‘extreme’ class with PM 2.5 at 500 and PM 10 at 459.

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