New Delhi: As citizens of Delhi kept on taking in poisonous air, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday heightened its jab at Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in power in Delhi and Punjab, over stubble consuming – think about one reason for the AQI.
A day after Union environment minister Bhupendra Yadav accused the Punjab AAP government of the rising degree of air contamination in the national capital, the BJP leader on Thursday shared an old video of the Delhi chief minister on Twitter and asked, “now who is stopping you from implementing these measures to solve the stubble problem of Punjab?”
In the video, Kejriwal can be visible saying the bio-composing arrangement created by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Pusa and referred to as the “Pusa Decomposer” has ended up being an outcome in resolving the issue of stubble burning. He additionally urged other states like Punjab and Haryana to execute it and hoped that “this is the last year when we have to suffer from (air) pollution”.
“So there are numerous ways in which stubble can be used instead of burning and causing pollution. Implementing these on a big scale will also generate a lot of employment. But all the states need to execute this and ensure no stubble is burnt,” Kejriwal is seen saying in the video.
Posting the video, BJP IT-cell head Malviya tweeted, “Kejriwal had all the solutions to fight pollution when his party was not in power in Punjab. Why hasn’t he done even 1% of what he was preaching from the pulpit? Arvind Kejriwal is an unmitigated disaster, who has bought media silence on his failures with his outsized ad spends.”
Kejriwal had all the solutions to fight pollution when his party was not in power in Punjab. Why hasn’t he done even 1% of what he was preaching from the pulpit?
In another tweet, the BJP leader said, “When will Mann give a timeline to Kejriwal? Farm fires in Punjab have shot up by 33%. Sangrur has seen a 139% jump. The Center’s 492 crore to Punjab remains unutilized, and over 11,000 machines have gone missing. Haryana, at the same time, reduced fires by 33%. What is Kejriwal’s excuse?”
As per reports, the portion of stubble burning in Delhi’s PM2.5 contamination leaped to 38 percent on Thursday, which, analysts said was the reason for the thick layer of sharp exhaust smog over the national capital.
On Wednesday, Kejriwal faulted the central government for rising incidents of stubble burning in Punjab and said it ought to resign on the off chance that it has no control over air pollution.
Delhi’s air quality slipped once again into the severe zone Thursday morning amid raging farm fires and stale circumstances around nighttime. The overall air quality index remained at 419 at 9 am.
An AQI (air quality record) of over 400 is considered as severe and can impact healthy people and seriously affect those with existing sicknesses.