Members also put forth their suggestions on tackling the problem.Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar spoke in Rajya Sabha and informed the members about the measures taken by the government to deal with the crisis.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Centre has launched National Action Plan for Clean Air and 122 cities have been identified where the air pollution is above the limit.
On vehicle-based pollution, the environnment minister said..migrating to BS6 will reduce vehicular pollution by 80 percent.
He called for collective action to tackle air pollution saying the government is committed to check the menace in coming years.Participating in the discussion.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad appealed to the government to convene the meeting of all the Chief Ministers and prepare a time-bound action plan.In the Lok Sabha.
Discussion took place on air pollution in the afternoon..Members expressed their concern and gave suggestions on the issue.
The air quality in Delhi-NCR is once again in the severe category.On Thursday..Anand Vihar in DElhi recorded air quality index of 463 which is of severe category.
AQI remained in severe and poor category in NCR..Ghaziabad recorded AQI at 412, 395 in Greater Noida, and 394 in Noida.BJP leader Vijay Goel reached Parliament riding a bicycle, he hit out at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and said he only politicised the issue of air pollution and took no remedial measure.
On another front, Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday also launched a blistering attack against Arvind Kejriwal for politicising the water quality issue..and said he is levelling false charges.
Polluted air and polluted water are the main challenges facing the entire country and the people of the country are bearing the brunt.
The need of the hour is to not politicise the issue..but for all parties to come together and take collective steps to combat the problem.