Punjab & Region

Check your internal polluting source before blaming Punjab chairman tells Delhi authorities

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The Fact News Service

Patiala, November 3

Chairman of Punjab Pollution Control Board Dr AS Marwaha today said that rather than pointing Punjab for Pollution in national capital, Delhi Authorities should check internal source of pollution.

Interacting with the media here today, the Chairman said that AQI is Satisfactory in Punjab to Moderate while in Delhi it’s very poor. He questioned that How it was possible that a state with better AQI could create pollution in other state. Dr Marwaha said that cities like Panipat, Sonepat, Jind and Karnal in Haryana have poor AQI as compared to Punjab’s Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Khanna, Mandi Gobindgarh and Patiala.

The Chairman said that contribution of the stubble fire in Punjab could not be the major contributing factor in the deteriorating air quality of NCR especially New Delhi. Rather he said that it is due to the internal polluting sources of NCR and climatic conditions that develop during the month of October till March every year, which deteriorate atmosphere in Delhi.

The Chairman further explained that in case, the stubble fires would have been the major reason for deteriorating air quality, then the Ambient Air Quality of Punjab would have also shown the similar trends as it is also recipient of the pollutants through trans-boundary transportation from neighbouring countries due to stubble fires.

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