New Delhi, Nov 13: In the wake of alarming pollution level in Delhi-NCR, Congress MP from Rohtak, Deepender Singh Hooda on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead a committee of chief ministers of north Indian states to tackle the problem of air pollution.
“Have written to PM Modi requesting to constitute high level committee including CMs of north Indian states, he should head it himself. Everyone should rise above political lines and sit together, present before nation a plan with budgetary provisions,” Hooda said while talking to ANI.
In his letter Hooda requested PM Modi to use National Clean Energy and Environment Fund towards tackling the pollution. “As reports suggest that National Clean Energy and Environment Fund is being used towards compensating the states’ revenue loss due to GST, in this context, I request you to also use the fund towards tackling the issue of pollution in Delhi, NCR and North India,” the Congress leader’s letter read.
Hooda also asserted that he would table a private member’s bill on right to clean air during the winter session of Parliament and seek people’s suggestions for it through social media and will “act as a postman” between them and the legislature.
“I am planning to move a Right to Clean Air Bill as a private member bill in Lok Sabha, in the winter session. This is a bill in which I will be putting together thoughts of all citizens, experts,” Hooda added.
(With inputs from agencies)