It turns it wasn’t just Arvind Kejriwal, but also Pakistan’s Punjab government that requested Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh do something to tackle pollution by ending crop stubble burning in the state.
The Punjab (Pakistan) government also suggested a slew of measures to combat smog.
In a tweet posted on Wednesday, the Pakistan province’s government said that they have imposed a ban on stubble burning and would like Singh to take similar measures.
We have imposed a ban on stubble burning in Punjab (Pakistan) & hope @capt_amarinder takes similar measures. Some of our medium/long term action plan to combat SMOG are: https://t.co/xmA4fP3lz8
Environmental hazards threaten our people and habitat. Let us act fast to counter it. https://t.co/QMEnhH89ZS
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) November 8, 2017
Since last week, the northern part of the Indian sub-continent has been reeling from poor air quality exacerbated by falling temperatures and by the burning of crop stubble in the paddy fields of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The Pakistani province’s tweet came as a reply to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet urging the CMs of Punjab (India) and Haryana to fix a time for a meeting to seek solution to the smog problem.
On Wednesday, Punjab chief minister Singh and his Delhi counterpart Kejriwal sparred on Twitter over increasing pollution levels in Delhi-NCR, due to, among other things, burning of crop stubble in Haryana and Punjab.
Singh firmly conveyed there’s nothing he can do to ease the situation and said a solution has to come from the Centre. Kejriwal asked if they can just talk. And Singh rebuffed him, reiterating that Punjab is “helpless”.
Source of news : Indiatimes