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CM Kejriwal announces construction workers in Delhi to get ₹5,000 aid till pollution related ban

Delhi CM Kejriwal said in a tweet, “Construction activities have been stopped across Delhi in view of pollution. I have directed Labour Minister, Sh Manish Sisodia, to give ₹5000 pm as financial support to each construction worker during this period, when construction activities are not permitted.”

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Wednesday, The level of air pollution in Delhi has reached the very poor category, after which CM Kejriwal has banned the construction works. Along with this, the Kejriwal government will give 5000 rupees to the laborers. The Delhi government has banned construction and demolition activities under stage III of the Graded Response Action Plan following Commission for Air Quality Management’s (CAQM) order.

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Kejriwal said in a tweet, “Construction activities have been stopped across Delhi in view of pollution. I have directed Labour Minister, Sh Manish Sisodia, to give ₹5000 pm as financial support to each construction worker during this period, when construction activities are not permitted.”

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After this announcement by CM Kejriwal, Environment Minister Gopal Rai has appealed to the people and appealed to the people to do work from home. Not only this, he appealed to the people that those who are going to the office, they should share the car or bike. Less vehicles will come out on the road than this.

Gopal Rai has also said that I appeal to the people, if possible, work from home and avoid taking out private vehicles. 50% of pollution is caused by vehicles. People should not burst crackers. In Punjab, the situation is also getting worse due to stubble burning. The Punjab government has taken all possible measures to stop this. We have also appealed to the farmers regarding this that they should not burn stubble.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the pollution level in Delhi has increased in different areas for the last two days. The level of AQI was increased not only in Delhi but in many areas of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana. He said that on November 1, Faridabad had 403, Manesar 393, Gurugram 390, Bahadurgarh 400, Sonipat 350, Kaithal 350, Greater Noida 402, Noida 398, Ghaziabad 381.

The GRAP is a set of anti-air pollution measures followed in Delhi and adjoining areas according to the severity of the situation. It classifies the air quality in the Delhi-NCR under four different stages: stage 1 – “poor” (AQI 201-300), stage 2 – “very poor” (AQI 301-400), stage 3 – “severe” (AQI 401-450) and stage 4 – “severe plus” (AQI above 450).

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