Primary Schools In Delhi To Be Closed From Tomorrow


New Delhi: Primary schools in Delhi will be closed from tomorrow onwards due to rising air pollution levels across the capital, announced Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today.

The schools across the national capital region will remain closed until the air quality improves. Along with the schools, all the outdoor activities for all classes above Class 5 will also remain shut.

The Delhi CM’s announcement comes after the national capital reported the air quality in the ‘severe’ category for the second consecutive day.

Addressing a joint press conference with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Kejriwal took responsibility for the stubble burning in Punjab and said that it is not the time to blame game and doing politics over the sensitive issue.

“Pollution is not just Delhi’s but entire Northern India’s problem. The Centre has to come forward and take specific steps so that the entire North India can be relieved from pollution. Air pollution is a North India problem. AAP, the Delhi government or the Punjab government are not solely responsible. Now is not the time for the blame game. There should not be politics over such a sensitive issue. I admit there is stubble burning in Punjab,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal hoped that lot lesser incidents of stubble burning would be reported in Punjab by next year and said that steps are being taken for it.

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