In a recent development, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday ordered to shut all primary schools up to class 5 in a bid to curb air pollution and its increasing levels in the national capital region.
While addressing the media, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said in a statement,”All primary schools will remain closed tomorrow. If needed, we will extend the order till the day after”.
It was reported that the decision was made with the discussion by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Adding further to this he said, “The decision on the further running of classes in Delhi schools after tomorrow will be taken after reviewing the situation tomorrow. The decision for Thursday would be taken looking at the parameters. We are keeping a very close eye and monitoring the situation 24*7″.
The government urges citizens not to burn dry leaves, wood or coal.
It was learned that “Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had written letters to the Central Government in August seeking its intervention. He wrote that this problem would again prevail in November. But the Centre didn’t respond. We are requesting the Central Government to take some action. The reason for smog is the burning of stubble in Haryana and Punjab. Until the Central Government does not make policies together with Delhi, nothing will happen in Haryana and Punjab”.