Agriculture’s share in Delhi’s pollution but opposition parties are in denial: Gopal Rai – Environment

Agriculture’s share in Delhi’s pollution but opposition parties are in denial: Gopal Rai – Environment

Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday targeted the BJP and the Congress, saying that the share of farm fires in Delhi’s pollution has gone up by 40 percent, but the opposition parties are denying it.

According to SAFAR, the air quality monitor of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the share of sewage burning in Delhi’s pollution rose by 40 percent on Sunday, the highest so far this season.

It was 32 per cent on Saturday, 19 per cent on Friday and 36 per cent on Thursday, which is the second largest season of the season.

“We have been repeatedly saying that stub burning is a major reason behind the severe levels of pollution around Diwali in Delhi, but the BJP and Congress say that only 4 to 6 percent of the farm fire in Delhi’s pollution Whereas the figures show that it has risen to 40 per cent, ”Rai told reporters during the launch of the“ Red Light On, Train Off ”campaign in all 272 wards of Delhi to curb vehicular pollution.

He said that the Delhi government is doing everything possible to burn biomass, and curb vehicles and dust pollution, “but what should we do about burning feces?” According to SAFAR data, on 1 November last year, the total contribution to Delhi’s pollution increased by 44 per cent.

NASA’s satellite imagery shows a large, dense cluster of fire dots in Punjab and parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Rai said air pollution combined with the Kovid-19 epidemic could be “catastrophic” and strict action on the ground was more important than creating new commissions. The Center recently introduced a new law through an ordinance that created a powerful commission for air quality management. In the National Capital Region and surrounding areas to curb air pollution.

On the Rajasthan government banning bursting of firecrackers, the minister said, “Pollution is defined by air sheds. This requires collective action. In Delhi, it was repeatedly said that the rising pollution levels are due to burning in neighboring states, and the response we have received from the central government and the states is that there is no alternative to stubble burning. “In Delhi, the administration sprayed a bio decomposer developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, to prevent the burning of sewage in non-basmati rice fields.

“Initial reports have been extremely positive. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will discover the ground reality in Hiranki village on 4 November.

“We want to tell the states and the central government that there is no cheaper option than this (bio decomposer). We request them to see the physically working bio decomposer.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without textual modifications. Only the title has been changed.)

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