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Hooda said, “Right now, every one is blaming every one else. Kejriwal will blame the Punjab and Haryana government. The Centre will blame the state governments. But the reality is that we have a very serious problem — children are breathing the equivalent of 50-odd cigarettes a day.”
In his letter to Modi, Hooda wrote, “Children are the worst hit and I think you would agree with me when I say that every child has the right to grow up in clean air. Matters have reached a point where every child, elderly persons and people from all age groups have been exposed to levels of smoke that comes from smoking about 50 cigarettes.”
While noting that other countries like Mexico and the United Kingdom had tackled the issue through coordinated work and effective legislation, the MP said he would be bringing a Private Members’ Bill called ‘Right to Clean Air’ Bill in the winter session, and would seek people’s suggestions through social media.
He added, “If we can have the Right to Food Act and Right to Education Act, why can’t we have a Right to Clean Air Act. Without food, you can survive for days, but without air you can’t survive for even a minute.”
Source- Indian Express