New Delhi, November 4 (Language) The Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call an emergency meeting of the governments of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in view of the ‘severe’ air pollution in the national capital. . Officials of the industry body gave this information.
According to Central Pollution Control Board data, between October 27 and November 3, Delhi’s air quality index increased by more than 200 points, reaching the “more than severe” category (above 450) on Friday.
CTI Chairperson Brajesh Goyal said that despite the festive season, business is declining due to pollution. In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, he said, “The Central Government is requested to take strict and concrete steps against air pollution in collaboration with all the governments, otherwise the business will suffer losses.”
Goyal said the air quality in the Delhi-NCR region is in the “severe category”. Pollution is not just a problem of Delhi, but it affects the entire National Capital Region.
He said that the solution to this issue is not in the hands of Delhi government alone and unless the governments of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab work together, the problem of pollution cannot be solved.
He said, “CTI has written a letter to the Prime Minister demanding an emergency meeting on this issue, which should be attended by the Chief Ministers and Environment Ministers of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.”
He claimed that three to four lakh people used to come to Delhi every day for shopping, but due to pollution their number has come down to one lakh.