Delhi-NCR Schools to Be Shut for a few Days Due to Heavy Smog
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested Education Minister Manish Sisodia to shut schools in Delhi-NCR for a couple of days due to heavy smog and pollution that covered the city on Last Tuesday.
Arvind Kejriwal Posted on Twitter, “Considering high level of pollution, I have requested Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, to consider closing schools for a few days.”
The air quality got more toxic on Tuesday, and that is why The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has appealed to the Delhi Government to shut down all the outdoor sports and other such activities so that the children can be protected from the harmful effect of air pollution.
An Air Quality Index (AQI) is considered good if it is between 0-50, and Delhi’s average AQI was 411 at 9 am on Tuesday morning, which is severe.
Kejriwal has blamed the rising pollution levels on crop burning in adjoining states. He said in a tweet, “Delhi has become a gas chamber. Every year this happens during this part of the year. We have to find a solution to crop burning in adjoining states (sic).”
We don’t know how the problem of rising pollution will be solved in Delhi-NCR. But, as for now, students can get a sigh of relief as schools may be shut due to heavy smog.