BJP targets Kejriwal's model of eradicating pollution

The air quality in the national capital was recorded in the 'very poor' category for the third consecutive day with the AQI at 396 on Tuesday.

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has targeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the increasing air pollution in Delhi. BJP's Delhi unit president Adesh Gupta on Tuesday attacked Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet over his model of removing pollution.


Adesh Gupta wrote in the tweet, "Arvind Kejriwal's model to remove pollution! Bought stubble solution for Rs 40,000, sprayed it for Rs 22,84,000, spent Rs 15,80,36,828 on its campaign. The Supreme Court blew up yesterday!"


He wrote in another tweet, "SC has clearly stated that stubble contributes only 4% in Delhi. The AQI level of Haryana and Punjab is less than Delhi, is the whole effect of stubble is in Delhi only? What are the causes of pollution in Delhi? There are 3 major factors, 1. Vehicles, 2. Dust, 3. Factories. Only Arvind Kejriwal is responsible for 96% of pollution."


Gupta said, "Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had campaigned loudly that he is going to install smog towers, but so far only one has been installed, that too with the CSR fund of a private company! This is how we will fight pollution." Is this Kejriwal ji's model to remove pollution?


Today AQI in Delhi stood at 396

The air quality in the national capital was recorded in the 'very poor' category for the third consecutive day with the AQI at 396 on Tuesday. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the morning stood at 349 in Ghaziabad, 359 in Greater Noida, 363 in Gurugram and 382 in Noida.


According to the 'Sameer App', which gives information about air pollution, the AQI in most of the monitoring centers in Delhi was recorded in the 'very poor' category. At some places like Dwarka Sector-8, Patparganj, Alipur, Shadipur, DTU and Punjabi Bagh, the AQI remained in the 'severe' category, with the AQI crossing 400.


According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the average AQI of Delhi stood at 396. Delhi's air quality showed slight improvement on Sunday, though it remained in the 'very poor' category. Delhi's average AQI on Sunday was 330, compared to 473 the day before.


The AQI is 'good' between zero and 50, 'satisfactory' between 51 and 100, 'moderate' between 101 and 200, 'poor' between 201 and 300, 'very poor' between 301 and 400, and 401 and Between 500 is considered in the 'severe' category.