All schools in Delhi will remain closed till 5 November, following rise in pollution levels due to stubble burning.
Following days of pollution, marked by a thick layer of smog, people in Delhi-NCR got some respite as rains hit the region on Saturday, 2 November evening. The rains are expected to clear the air to some extent by washing away pollutants.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the pollution concern in the national capital.
“I am not writing this to brush my hands off Punjab’s responsibility in this state of affairs. We are to blame but so is rest of country, including Delhi and your govt,” Singh wrote adding that the national capital is reeling under misery as the governments pass the buck.
Singh also questioned the role of the Central government and said that their role has remained “dubious”.
- Schools to remain closed till 5 November because of the rise of pollution levels in the region due to stubble burning
- Delhi’s air quality on 1 November dropped to ’emergency’ category for the first time since January
- Pollution levels in the Delhi-NCR region entered the “severe plus” category” on 1 November but came back to “severe” category later
- The Delhi government has procured 50 lakh N95 masks for distribution among children in private and government schools