Kejriwal slams Punjab, Haryana over stubble burning
With winter approaching, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressed his concern over stubble burning in neighbouring states and slammed the centre and state governments for their inaction despite incessant requests to solve the issue.
“We have been pursuing the Central (government), Haryana and Punjab governments, yet no concrete action has been taken. Farmers are again helpless. The entire region including Delhi will again become a gas chamber. People will again face difficulty in breathing. This is criminal,” Kejriwal tweeted.
His remarks came after state environment minister Imran Hussain posted some photographs of rampant stubble burning on Delhi-Chandigarh national highway with an appeal to the Centre and state governments of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to ‘find long-term solutions’. IANS