New Delhi: Winter vacation till November 18 in Delhi due to severe air pollution. The winter vacation, which was given in the months of December and January, was postponed due to severe air pollution. A holiday was announced before schools till 10th of this month. This is extended.
The order issued by the state education department has directed that all schools will remain closed till November 18 and students and teachers should stay at home. Air pollution levels in Delhi continue to be critical. The government has issued many regulations to reduce pollution.
Earlier, holiday was announced for primary schools till Friday due to severe pollution. Classes 6 to 12 were also instructed to take online classes.
After the Supreme Court’s intervention, the Delhi government is preparing to tighten pollution controls. The government has issued instructions to arrest polluting vehicles. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has recommended the suspension of Delhi Pollution Control Board Chairman Ashwani Kumar, who has suggested the closure of smog towers in Delhi.
Ashwani Kumar had stopped the operation of the smog tower within two years of its commencement stating that it was not viable. Delhi is in the grip of smoke and snow for the seventh day in a row. According to reports, air pollution is likely to be severe till November 15. It is estimated that agricultural residues are mostly burnt during this time.