Address woes of Delhiites instead of indulging in blame game: Centre tells AAP

New Delhi [India], Nov. 6 : Urging the Delhi Government not to indulge in blame game and politics over the issue of alarming pollution level in the national capital, the Centre on Sunday put onus on the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP to give respite to the people while stating there should be an environment of faith.

"The advisory was issued long back in December 2015. Different agencies and organisations have spoken about it. I believe the Delhi Government would consider it properly and very soon give relief to the people of Delhi.

It is required to be free from any kind of blame game and politics," Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave told ANI.

Asserting that there should not be an environment of fear among the people, Dave said there should be an environment of faith.

"Everyone should make the society believe that although the problem is big and difficult we all are progressing towards that path and we will rectify it," he added.

Dave said it is the responsibility of the government, administration and the media to take the people into confidence and assure them that their woes would soon be addressed.

"The final result of all the steps should be end of pollution. All the steps should be taken. The people should get their right to breathe," he added. Dave earlier today stated that according to the satellite images by ISRO, it was clear that the neighbouring states were responsible for only 20 percent of the pollution, whereas the remaining 80 percent was strictly from Delhi and mainly due to its garbage problem.

However, the Delhi Government remained adamant on its stand that crop burning by the neighbouring states was the main contributor towards the 'gas chamber' like situation in the city.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced a list of measures to be enforced by the state government to curb the soaring pollution in the national capital, including putting all construction projects across the city on hold for the next five days and ordering the shutdown of all schools for the next three days.

Source: ANI