The thick cloud of poisonous smog hanging over Delhi could have been avoided if only money had been released to dissuade farmers of Haryana and Punjab from burning their rice crop stubble. Early In September, the NITI Ayog had recommended a Rs 3,000 crore financial incentive package to dissuade farmers from burning their crops but the Centre and the states concerned didn’t agree to the proposal. So the question arises: Is there no political will to fight Delhi air pollution?
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