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Delhi air pollution: Kejriwal blames Haryana, Punjab govt
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Delhi air pollution: Kejriwal blames Haryana, Punjab govt

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has criticized both the Punjab and Haryana governments for severe pollution in Delhi.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused the state governments of Haryana and Punjab of forcing their farmers to burn stubble, which is the reason behind pollution in the national capital.

Air quality in the national capital saw a sharp dip after Diwali celebrations and has been deteriorating gradually as stubble burning continues in parts of Punjab and Haryana despite a ban.

Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Khattar and Captain Governments are forcing their farmers to burn stubble, due to which there is severe pollution in Delhi."

As a preventive measure, the CM also distributed pollution masks to children on Friday.

Elaborating on his mission of distributing masks, Kejriwal tweeted: “Delhi has turned into a gas chamber due to smoke from crop burning in neighbouring states It is very imp that we protect ourselves from this toxic air. Through pvt & govt schools, we have started distributing 50 lakh masks today I urge all Delhiites to use them whenever needed”.