CM seeks ideas from citizens to tackle pollution
New Delhi: With the festival of lights and the stubble burning season round the corner, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday launched a public consultation exercise on petition website Change.org, seeking constructive ideas from the citizens to tackle pollution.
As part of this public consultation exercise called #FightingPollutionTogether, Kejriwal signed up as a verified decision maker on Change.org, and reached out to people with an appeal to work hand in hand to address the problem of pollution in the city, a Delhi government statement said.
“We have all seen astonishing views of clear skies in Delhi over the past few days. We know that it is possible to retain these clear skies, like any other global city, if the government and citizens jointly find solutions to Delhi’s pollution woes,” said the CM. “We have started work on actioning the Winter Action Plan, and I would like to hear from people how the government and the citizens can collaborate in this mission to keep Delhi's air clean. The 25% reduction in pollution achieved in Delhi has to be built upon to reduce it further,” he added.
“I am doing everything in my capacity to ensure that Delhi doesn’t turn into a toxic gas chamber again. In addition to these steps, if you have an idea to beat pollution then start a petition to me right away. I believe great things are in our future when citizens and government build a roadmap together,” Kejriwal said in a message to the users of Change.org.
Nida Hasan, the country director of Change.org, said, “Pollution in Delhi has become a big problem over the years. We have seen many petitions on the platform trying to address this issue, which have been supported by millions of people. I am glad that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has opened a line of communication with Delhi's residents to tackle this problem. I hope that #FightingPollutionTogether will lead to long-lasting impact.”