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Delhi government to distribute 50 lakh masks among school students to combat pollution

A kit of mask having two pieces of N95, one of the good quality masks for tackling smog, will be given to students.

Published: 30th October 2019 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2019 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

A woman puts an anti-pollution mask on a child’s face, in New Delhi.

A woman puts an anti-pollution mask on a child’s face, in New Delhi. | ( Photo | Arun Kumar )

By PTI

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government will start distributing masks among school students from Friday following a spike in the pollution level, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

Fifty lakh N95 masks would be given to students in both government and private schools in Delhi, Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

A kit of mask having two pieces of N95, one of the good quality masks for tackling smog, will be given to students.

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Masks will be distributed for one week.

"I will also distribute masks among students on Friday. We are getting delivery of masks," he said.

The chief minister said the main reason behind the spike in pollution was stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Kejriwal urged the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to take steps to prevent stubble burning in their states.

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