Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 29
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said, that environment ministers and secretaries from five states—Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh—would meet will MoEFCC and officials of CPCB on Thursday, in order to, discuss the air pollution arising due to paddy stubble burning in the fields, especially in Punjab and Haryana.
The minister also hopes that the states would participate in a “positive manner”, irrespective of “politics”, to deal with the situation.
Notably three of the five states, Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi are ruled by non- NDA parties
Responding to the question related to protest over farmers’ bills and Congress observation that RSS were collaborators of the British, Javadekar said, that “first the Congress needs to answer why is it standing with the middlemen.”
“The procurement of Kharif rice has started, farmers are being paid, mandis are operating, the government’s actions speak for themselves,” he said.