The Delhi Congress on Friday slammed the Delhi authorities over the air air pollution within the nationwide capital saying that when will the federal government discover a lasting answer to air pollution within the metropolis and likewise questioned it over the Chhath Puja devotees unable to take a holy dip within the turbid Yamuna.
Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely mentioned that it was the peak of inefficiency and inaction by the Delhi authorities that lakhs of individuals from Poorvanchal, residing in Delhi, can be pressured to have fun their most necessary non secular pageant, Chhath Puja, within the soiled Yamuna, and underneath an extremely polluted air, because the involved departments of the Delhi authorities had not taken any motion to facilitate a easy celebration of the pageant, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) crossing over 400.
Lovely thanked the L-G for accepting the Congress demand to declare Chhath Puja as a ‘Dry Day’.
“The Delhi government did not make any arrangement to ensure clean water in the Yamuna, by writing to the Haryana government to release fresh water into the river in advance, ” the Congress Delhi Chief mentioned.
He mentioned that spraying chemical substances into the Yamuna to regulate the toxic white broth emanating from manufacturing facility effluents and sewage discharged into the river will solely make the purified water unfit for ablutions by devotees throughout Chhath Puja.
Lovely additionally mentioned that the Delhi authorities took no step to wash and prepared the over 1, 000 Chhat Ghats in Delhi, leaving the accountability to the Chhat Puja Samiti, which was dealing with extreme funds crunch.
The Congress chief mentioned that when the grand previous get together was in energy, the Delhi authorities would begin work on the Chhat Ghats effectively upfront to supply clear water and clear environment with tents and lights for the devotes to carry Chhath Puja in peace.
He mentioned that in the course of the “Nahay-Khay” pageant, devotees had been unable to take a holy dip within the Yamuna, nor the poor persons are capable of correctly eat as the costs tomatoes are round Rs 70 per kg, which was once Rs 20 per kg.
He additionally slammed the Railways for not working particular trains for Poorvanchalis to journey to their native villages to have fun the Chhath Puja because the central authorities has handled Poorvanchalis in a step-motherly method.
He mentioned that because of the extremely polluted air and water in Delhi, most Poorvanchalis wish to go to their villages to have fun the Chhath Puja, however within the absence of particular trains, most individuals can be pressured to remain again within the polluted Delhi.