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Naidu says Modi and Kejriwal should not become political enemies

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should not become “enemy” in politics, union Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

“…we need to respect people’s mandate to Modi and Kejriwal and should not become enemies in the politics, but instead focus on development,” Naidu said at the launch of ‘Swachh Delhi Abhiyan’, a campaign for cleaner Delhi.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign here, Kejriwal and Naidu stressed on mutual cooperation between the central government and the Delhi government for better results of the campaign.

On the occasion, Naidu gave away a cheque of Rs.96 crore to the Delhi government, which is intended to be spent on the cleanliness in the city.

Kejriwal said there had been a “lack of political intention” on the issue of cleaning the city.

“We will form an autonomous institution for the Yamuna cleaning, which will have all the powers to address the need. All efforts will be made jointly to fight Delhi’s garbage,” the chief minister said.

Also present on the occasion were the mayors of North, East and South Delhi Municipal Corporations.

Earlier on Monday, Kejriwal launched ‘Swachh Delhi’ app that enables residents to apprise authorities with pictures of garbage, while announcing Swachh Delhi Abhiyan from November 22 to 30.

(IANS)

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Alarming Pollution Levels Causing Eye Problems in Delhi

"See an eye doctor as soon as possible and avoid prolonged exposure of eyes to pollution," the experts added

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Delhi air quality continues to be 'very poor'. VOA

With pollution levels reaching alarming levels in the national capital, ophthalmologists have observed a sharp rise in the number of patients suffering from eye problems including allergy, burning and itching.

According to Ikeda Lal, an opthalmologist at the Delhi Eye Centre and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, pollutants and dust in the air is one of the major reasons for causing eye allergy and other related problems.

“We are observing an increase in number of patients coming to us with complains of redness, itching, watering in the eyes. Patients with pre-existing dry eyes are experiencing exacerbation due to high pollution,” Lal said.

He added that opthalmologists were observing almost increase of 30-35 per cent in the number of patients coming with eye-related problems.

“Due to increasing pollution, there is increase in the incidence of dry eye and ocular allergy. This is causing discomfort even in normal eyes and aggravates the eye complaints in eyes that are prone to dryness and allergies,” said Rajesh Sinha, Professor of Ophthalmology, AIIMS.

“If care is not taken immediately, some of these eyes can have reduced vision due to this problem as well,” he added.

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People in India are also at a risk of developing cardiovascular diseases due to the air pollution. Pixabay

Lal also said that people with complains of itching in the eyes are likely to suffer from allergic eye disease.

Patients with pre-existing dry eyes may experience excessive dryness, irritation and burning due to ocular surface inflammation.

In case of any eye related problems, consulting an ophthalmologist is recommended and exposure to polluted air should be minimized, the doctor said.

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To deal with eye related allergies caused due to pollution, Doctors suggests that do not rub eyes if they itch, wash eyes with clean water; repeat if it still feels uncomfortable, cold compresses also help in relieving mild itching.

“See an eye doctor as soon as possible and avoid prolonged exposure of eyes to pollution,” the experts added. (IANS)