'We are making all efforts to curb pollution:' Gopal Rai

Thick layer of smog engulfed the national capital leading to reduced visibility in various areas. Air quality continues to deteriorate in Delhi due to the presence of pollutants and smog. In order to put some control on the increasing pollution, state government had banned fire crackers ahead of Diwali. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that pollution, coming from other states, due to stubble burning is not in control of state government. Gopal Rai said, "Delhi government is making all efforts to reduce the pollution in the national capital. On the occasion of Diwali, the pollution coming from other states due to stubble burning is not in our control. But in order to prevent pollution because of fire crackers in Delhi, government has taken the step to ban crackers. If the central government had taken timely intervention to curb pollution due to stubble burning, then 35% to 45% of the pollution could have been reduced."