North India has been reeling from air pollution since before Diwali. The AQI in UP and Delhi-NCR has been hovering dangerously over the 'Severe' line. We have barely seen the sun in days as a thick smog has engulfed the air around us.
This happens every year after farmers start burning stubble in the neighbouring states. And while some are trying to find a solution to the problem, a few others are well...
Minister of State (MoS) of Labor Welfare Council in the Uttar Pradesh government, Sunil Bharala spoke to ANI on air pollution in Delhi and NCR region and stubble burning and said:
Farmers have always practiced stubble burning and it is a natural system. Repeated criticism of it is unfortunate. Governments should hold 'Yagya' to please Lord Indra (God of rain), as done traditionally... He (Lord Indra) will set things right.
#WATCH Uttar Pradesh minister Sunil Bharala: Farmers have always practiced stubble burning, it's a natural system. Repeated criticism of it is unfortunate. Govts should hold 'Yagya' to please Lord Indra (God of rain), as done traditionally. He (Lord Indra) will set things right. pic.twitter.com/EcImGAbVrl— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 3, 2019
While Bharala's faith is astounding in the face of this grave adversity, the citizens of the capital, who have been having trouble breathing for about a week now, might not be feeling as blessed.