Delhi Air Pollution: Rs 5,000 for workers affected due to ban on construction activities

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the Delhi government will deposit Rs 5,000 each in the bank accounts of construction workers affected by the ban on construction activities in the city due to air pollution.

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the Delhi government will deposit Rs 5,000 each in the bank accounts of construction workers affected by the ban on construction activities in the city due to air pollution.

“I have ordered today to deposit Rs 5,000 each in the bank accounts of construction workers in view of the ban on construction activities due to air pollution. We will also provide compensation to the workers for their loss as per their minimum wages,” Kejriwal said. Kejriwal said. Media person here.

Meanwhile, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality in Delhi fell in the “very poor” category on Thursday.

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) has dropped again from 280 on Sunday to 330 today. According to SAFAR, the PM10 level was recorded at 327 in the ‘poor’ category and the PM 2.5 level remained at 171 in the ‘very poor’ category.

To tackle the rising air pollution levels in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on November 13 announced a ‘pollution lockdown’, under which schools were closed for physical classes. However, the classes continued through online means. (ANI)

First published:November 25, 2021, 6:04 pm

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