Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the government will distribute at least 50 lakh free anti-pollution masks to students from November 1. Kejriwal took this decision to safeguard students from the wrath of pollution which has deteriorated after Diwali.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital, Kejriwal said, “The Delhi government will distribute at least 50 lakh masks free of cost to the students of both government-run and private school in Delhi from November 1.”
“The government will distribute 50 lakh free N95 anti-pollution masks to nearly 16 lakh students and each student will be given two masks,” he said.
While talking to the press, Kejriwal said that he will continue to take measures against the pollution in the city. He also appealed to the neighbouring states to desist from stubble burning which affects the national capital every year during winter.
It is to be noted that the Aam Aadmi Party government has also planned road-rationing scheme odd-even from November 4-15 in the national capital. All these measures have been taken to control the air pollution in city.
Kejriwal also said that the post-Diwali pollution level in the national capital was lowest in five years.