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As reported by ANI,

“A discussion on air pollution and climate change is expected to take place in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday afternoon on the second day of the Parliament’s winter session.”

The discussion assumes significance as Delhi and its adjoining regions have been battling severe pollution levels in the last few days mainly due to stubble burning by farmers in Haryana and Punjab. Air quality in the national capital deteriorates every winter owing to incidents of farm fires in the two states.


[Source: ANI]


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The Principal Secretary to PM, Shri P.K. Mishra, reviewed at a high-level meeting, the situation arising out of severe air pollution in the National Capital Region, and other parts of North India.

Senior officials from the States of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, joined the meeting through video conferencing.

The Cabinet Secretary will monitor the situation with these States on a daily basis.

Chief Secretaries of these States have been asked to monitor the situation in various districts of their respective States, on a 24×7 basis.


[Source: narendramodi.in]

[Image Credits: ANI]