On Saturday, Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister, issued an official notice indicating that all Delhi schools would reopen on Monday.
After rising concerns over air pollution and a low Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital, the Delhi government plans to reopen offline sessions in schools and colleges on Monday. On Saturday, Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and Minister of Education, confirmed the news, saying that on November 29, 2021, all Delhi schools will reopen.
Gopal Rai, the Delhi Environment Minister, said the same on November 24, asserting that the air quality in the national capital is improving.
“The reopening of Delhi schools has been sanctioned by the Department of Environment and Forests, GNCTD, by order F.NO.10 (13)/ENV/2021/5610-5638 dated November 26, 2021,” Sisodia’s public notification states (copy included). All government, government-aided, unaided recognised, NDMC, MCDs, and Delhi Cantonment Board schools will reopen for all classes on November 29, 2021 as a result of the above-mentioned order.”
The Delhi government has decided to close schools and institutions due to air pollution.
Due to a recent dip in air quality caused by a multitude of factors, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on November 13 that all schools and colleges in the city would be closed for a week, with classes held electronically. His decision was based on the Supreme Court of India’s concerns about excessive pollution levels among school-aged children.
A two-day lockdown in the nation’s capital was also recommended by the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Air Quality Index in Delhi remained in the “very poor” category on Monday.