November 18, 2017

Light rainfall to take place in Delhi; may clear dense smog

12 November 2017, 03:42 | Silvia Roy

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh calls on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi in October

Amarinder Singh Gill and Arun Jaitley

On Thursday, Amarinder wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to convene a meeting of the affected states.

However, Captain Singh said that such a meeting of chief ministers would serve no goal.

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According to the Newspaper, Crop stubble, one of the main contributors to smog this week.In fact, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his Delhi counterpartyesterday over stubble burning.Singh firmly conveyed there's nothing he can do to ease the situation and said a solution should come from the Centre. There is 20 million tonne of paddy straw. "Mr Kejriwal doesn't understand this problem", said Amarinder, who has had frequent verbal spats with Kejriwal in the run up to the last Punjab assembly elections.

Amarinder Singh has maintained that his state can not handle the 200 million ton of paddy straw generated by farmers, who burn the remnants before sowing new crops in November. To this Kejriwal replied, "Sir, it wud be best if we met. Cud u kindly share estimated funds reqd?"

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Singh added that what is probably "not being understood" in proper perspective is that a problem, which is essentially scientific and economic, can not be tackled through other means, including coercion.

In 2016-17 and 2017-18, about Rs 98 crore was allocated to Punjab for crop residue management under the Sub-Mission on Agriculture Mechanisation, but data released on Friday showed that none of it was spent.

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While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attributed the dense, deadly smog covering the capital largely to stubble burning in neighbouring states and suggested discussions with his counterparts in Punjab and Haryana to find alternatives to burning of crop residue, a concerned Pakistan took steps to tackle pollution.

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