The air quality in Delhi-NCR deteriorated further Thursday night and is now at the severe plus level.
The Delhi government has ordered schools in the national capital to remain closed as air pollution levels kept increasing to touch the ‘severe plus’ category.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet that the government has decided to keep all schools in Delhi closed till November 5 as pollution levels continue to skyrocket.
Earlier in the morning, Kejriwal has hit out at Punjab and Haryana governments for severe pollution in Delhi. “Delhi has turned into a gas chamber due to smoke from crop burning in neighbouring states. It is very imp that we protect ourselves from this toxic air,” he said.
Kejriwal further attacked the Manohar Lal Khattar govt in Haryana and Captain Amarinder Singh government in Punjab for “forcing farmers to burn stubble” and said it is the only reason why a toxic haze has shrouded Delhi.
The Delhi chief minister also asked schoolchildren to write a letter to Punjab and Haryana chief ministers, requesting them to stop their farmers from burning crop residue.
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