Satyendra Jain blames Delhi's neighbouring states for 70% smog
New Delhi : Delhi's health minister Satyendra Jain has once again blamed Punjab and Haryana for continuous smog in the national capital, claiming 70 per cent of it is due to burning of crops by neighbouring states.
"I agree that normally also the level of pollution is high in Delhi and was also high in October and September as well, but in today's time, if the pollution is on rise, then 70 percent is due to stubble burning in neighbouring states," Satyendra Jain told a news agency.
He added, "Delhi government is taking all possible measures to reduce dust particle from the air. Irrespective of blaming concerned authorities, corners of roads are getting cleaned, water is being sprinkled to keep dust on ground."
He reconfirmed that Delhi government will be implementing Odd-Even scheme to cut down pollution. Delhi Police has also been informed to stop vehicular moment is the scheme is applied.