(New Delhi, Nov 5) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the situation of covid-19 in Delhi is getting worse due to rising air pollution. He also appealed to the people not to burst firecrackers and to participate in the ‘Laxmi Pujan’ program organized by the AAP government this Diwali along with them and their ministers. Kejriwal said in an online press conference that he and his cabinet members would perform ‘Lakshmi Pujan’ on November 14 at 7.39 pm.
He appealed to Delhi Citizens to join Program through Television or online forums and Worship Together. The Chief Minister said that Delhi is currently facing covid-19 and increasing air pollution and the AAP government is doing everything possible to deal with it.
Appealing to people not to burst firecrackers on Diwali, the Chief Minister said, “The situation of covid-19 in Delhi is getting worse due to rising air pollution.” There were cases. Kejriwal had said that the city is facing a “third wave” of viruses amidst rising air pollution and the festive season. Coronavirus cases have been increasing rapidly in the city for the last few days. Last year, the Delhi government organized a laser show at Connaught Place on Diwali.
Kejriwal said on Thursday, “This time also we will celebrate Diwali together and will not burst firecrackers under any circumstances.” Worshiping Lakshmi with two crore people will create a wonderful atmosphere. This will benefit the welfare of every household. ” Pollution reached the worst level in the past year in the national capital on Thursday morning due to increase in stubble burning and low wind speed. Due to the presence of mist in the sky, people complained of sore throat and watery eyes. Experts said the air quality index remained ‘severe’ on Wednesday night due to adverse weather conditions like no wind, fall in temperature and stubble burning in neighboring states.
Kejriwal said that the situation of covid-19 in Delhi is getting worse due to the smoke emanating from the stubble burning. “It happens every year because of burning of stubble and it is a matter of great misfortune that the concerned states are not taking any concrete steps to deal with this problem,” he said. He said that farmers in neighboring states told him that they do not want to burn straw, as it kills soil bacteria and reduces fertility, but they have no option because their government does nothing to help them. He said that this year should be the last time because the Pusa Institute has provided a chemical to make the fertilizer in 20 days.
Arvind Kejriwal said that next year the government should not make any excuse that there is no alternative but to burn stubble, Because Delhi has given this new model. Every state government should help its farmers like the Delhi government to deal with the problem of burning straw. The Delhi government has arranged for free spraying of ‘Bio-D Composer’ developed by Pusa Institute so that farmers do not burn stubble.