Kejriwal blames Punjab, Haryana for pollution in Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal asks school to write letters to Punjab, Haryana CM

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal (PTI Photo)

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday told school children in the city that smoke emanating from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana was causing air pollution here and asked them to write letters to chief ministers of the two states urging them to control it. 

Kejriwal distributed masks to school children as part of the government's initiative to protect them from pollution and also explained children about stubble burning.

The Delhi government has procured 50 lakh N95 masks for distribution among children in private and government schools.

He said the smoke emanating from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causes pollution in Delhi. 

"Please write letters to Captain uncle and Khattar uncle and say, 'Please think about our health'," he told children. 

He also urged Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh to think about the health of children and take steps to stop stubble burning. 

The chief minister also urged students to help in stopping garbage burning in the national capital. 

"We have to stop garbage burning in Delhi. If you see anyone doing so, request them to not do it. If they do not listen, there is a WhatsApp number to report it," he said.

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