Worrying: Schools Will Remain Closed for a Week Due to Pollution, Online Studies Will Continue, Chief Minister Announced

Delhi schools will shift to online classes from Monday, all construction activities will stop, and government offices will work from home, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday, as the national capital engulfed the city for over a week. is fighting.

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Schools in Delhi will remain closed for physical classes for a week from November 15, 2021. The government has taken this decision in view of the increasing air pollution in Delhi. Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced various emergency measures aimed at improving the air quality in the national capital.

An emergency meeting was held in Delhi to take measures to control air pollution. According to PTI, after the emergency meeting, the Chief Minister told reporters that the government would also present a proposal for the lockdown. The government has decided to take steps like a ban on construction activities from November 14 to November 17, 2021.

Also, government officials will now have to work from home instead of going to the office physically. With regard to schools, with the physical classes being closed, online classes will continue for the students. Recently, the Supreme Court of India noted that the rise of air pollution in Delhi-NCR is an emergency. The court also asked both the Delhi government and the Center to take necessary steps to improve the air quality level.

Recently, hearing a petition, Justice DY Chandrachud said, “You have opened all the schools 2 weeks ago, now you are seeing children going to school and exposing their lungs and lives to serious pollutants. are.” Justice Chandrachud had also highlighted that children who are attending school are exposed to the prevailing pandemic, deteriorating air quality, and dengue. Chief Minister Kejriwal has said that the reason for increasing air pollution is stubble burning in neighboring states. To reduce pollution, the Chief Minister has called upon all the stakeholders to work together and tackle pollution.

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