Delhi school closure extended amid ‘severe’ air pollution



As the air pollution levels in the national capital continue to remain high, education minister Atishi Marlena on Sunday said that primary schools in Delhi will stay closed till November 10.

The minister shared the information on X, formerly Twitter.

She further added that for grade 6-12, schools are being given the option of shifting to online classes.

Earlier on Friday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal declared a holiday for all government and private primary schools in the national capital after the pollution levels plunged into the ‘Severe’ category.

Unfavorable meteorological conditions, combined with emissions from vehicles, paddy straw burning, firecrackers, and other local pollution sources, contribute to hazardous air quality levels in Delhi-NCR during the winter every year.

(Excerpts : TOI)


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