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Killer smog: When Pakistan's Punjab government dialed Amarinder Singh via Arvind Kejriwal

Centre, states must come together, says Delhi CM Kejriwal

Summary: Pollution at hazardous level: Kejriwal seeks meeting with Punjab, Haryana CMsDelhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal writes letter to his Punjab and Haryana counterparts for an immediate meeting as Delhi recorded a sharp dip in its air quality.

The maximum air quality in the national capital and its nearby areas is hovering between 400-700, which is above the danger level. "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.

"There is 20 million tonne of paddy straw, where do I ask farmers to store?"

Latching on Kejriwal's comments, the twitter handle of Pakistan's Punjab province also called upon Amarinder Singh's government to take steps to counter air pollution.

The Punjab chief minister said he requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the chief ministers of affected states along with union ministers in order to find out a solution.

"However, 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", he said.

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"The high increase in PM levels in Delhi is not just due to local reasons".

"We have imposed a ban on stubble burning in Punjab (Pakistan) & hope @capt_amarinder takes similar measures", it tweeted, adding that environmental hazards threatened our people and habitat and that there was need to act fast to counter it.

STUBBLE BURNINGNew Delhi, November 9Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Centre, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi governments should come together, leaving political differences aside, to find a permanent solution to stubble burning which leads to high pollution every year.

The dense thick smog which has been bothering the residents of Delhi will eventually decrease and has already started to improve now.

In a bid to encourage the use of public transport at the mayhem of unsafe smog, the Delhi government have made the use of public services free of cost.

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