CM Arvind Kejriwal asks minister to consider closing Delhi schools over pollution

first_imgDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said he has asked his Education Minister Manish Sisodia to consider closing down all the schools due to high pollution in the capital city.The Chief Minister in a tweet said that “considering high level of pollution”, he has requested Sisodia “to consider closing schools for a few days”.Delhi woke up to ‘severe’ air quality today with a thick haze blanketing the city as pollution levels breached permissible standards by multiple times.The Indian Medical Association (IMA) IMA has also appealed to the Delhi government to shut down outdoor sports and other such activities in schools keeping in view the harmful impact of air pollution on the health of the children.The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze.Kejriwal also said that in August, the Delhi government had written letters to neighbouring states Punjab and Haryana, urging them to check stubble burning by farmers.WATCH VIDEO | Delhi engulfed by smog blanket, visibility drops to 15 meterslast_img read more