‘Solutions available, political will lacking’: Kejrwal on stubble burning

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Published on October 19, 2020 - Duration: 07:34s

‘Solutions available, political will lacking’: Kejrwal on stubble burning

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar should meet with Chief Minister of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana every month to find a solution to the menace of pollution.

‘This issue is important and cannot be handled at that level.

I appealed to the centre to have monthly meetings with the Chief Ministers of UP, Delhi, Punjab Haryana regarding this issue, and work in a systematic and dedicated manner with fixed deadlines,’ Kejriwal added.

Kejriwal also said that he does not agree with Javadekar’s claim that it would take at least 4 years to tackle pollution.

He said that India’s engineers and scientists have found ways to curb stubble burning but there is a lack of political will to implement those steps.

‘Stubble is a huge liability right now.

We can convert it into an opportunity.

There is only one condition: Do we have the political will?

Or will we politicise this as well?’ he asked.

Kejriwal said that many factories in Punjab use stubble to produce coal and even pay farmers for it.

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