'Firecrackers burned purposely...’: Delhi min blames BJP as air quality deteriorates | Hindustan Times
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'Firecrackers burned purposely...’: Delhi min blames BJP as air quality deteriorates

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said that the sudden increase in the number of stubble burning incidents and firecrackers are the two major reasons for heavy pollution in the Delhi region. Speaking to the media, Rai said, "According to NASA pictures, there are almost 3,500 stubble burning incidents taking place in neighbouring states." He said, "Most of the citizens of Delhi didn't burn the crackers on Diwali but yes several people after giving religious colour into it, intentionally burned the firecrackers. Delhi Government has already made several appeals to the people regarding the pollution condition, but opposition parties just for the sake of politics encouraged people to burn firecrackers, which now resulted in deteriorated conditions." Watch the full video for more details. 

 
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