Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called an emergency meeting to tackle air pollution after Supreme Court suggested 2-days lockdown in national capital and asked authorities to take immediate measures.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health minister Satyendar Jain, Environment minister Gopal Rai and Delhi Chief Secretary to take part in the meeting. The meeting will held at 5 pm.
Earlier on Friday, the country’s central pollution control board ordered states and local bodies to be in “complete readiness” for emergency measures to tackle New Delhi’s worsening smog conditions due to a drop in temperature and wind speeds.
A thick haze of toxic smog hung over the capital, that has been recording the worst air quality levels of the season, exacerbated by a spike in the burning of crop waste in surrounding farmlands.
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