Prime Minister Modi chairs meeting on pollution, cyclone

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting to discuss the situation arising due to pollution in various part of Northern India.

He also reviewed the situation arising due to cyclone conditions in parts of western India.

“PM @narendramodi chaired a meeting in which the situation arising due to pollution in various parts of Northern India was discussed. PM also reviewed the situation arising due to cyclone conditions in parts of western India,” PMO said in a tweet.

This came after review meeting held by Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, PK Mishra on Monday. He reviewed the measures taken by the states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to tackle air pollution. Mishra sought to know the details of additional measures taken to check fresh cases of fire and stubble burning in these states during the last 24 hours.

Mishra emphasised the importance of pre-emptive action, as necessary. He said there is need to establish a mechanism for immediate action.

He appreciated the efforts being taken by all concerned and mentioned that after taking short-term measures, a system will be put in place for a permanent long-term solution.