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NCR Smog: Deepender Hooda plans to introduce Right to Clean Air Bill in Parliament, writes to PM

New Delhi , Nov 13: Flagging concern over air pollution, Congress MP from Rohtak Deepender Hooda on Monday said he would introduce a ‘Right to Clean Air’ Bill during the winter session of Parliament. 

Hooda also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to constitute and head a high level committee including Chief Ministers of north Indian states.

“We need to rise above political lines and  sit together, present before nation a plan with budgetary provisions to solve this problem for the sake of our next generation,” , he said in a letter to PM.

Hooda said seek all citizens and exerts suggestions for the bill through social media and will “act as a postman” between them and the legislature.

Pollution levels in Delhi scaled up again on Sunday turning the air quality hazardous, a day after they had fallen below emergency levels.

The hourly graph of the Central Control Room for Air Quality Management recorded PM2.5 and PM10 levels at 478 and 713 micrograms per cubic metre respectively.

While, the  corresponding 24-hour safe standards are 60 and 100 micrograms per cubic metre.

Due to bad weather conditions schools and colleges were also shut in Delhi and NCR till November 12.

Wefornews Bureau 

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