15 Nov 2021

Supreme Court Asks Centre To Take Note On Delhi Pollution

Latest reports have been coming in from the national capital of the country New Delhi where air pollution in Delhi has taken a severe turn.

According to the reports Centre has told Supreme Court that stubble burning is not the major cause of pollution at present in Delhi and northern states, as it contributes to only 10% of the pollution.

Air pollution in Delhi according to Centre which has suggested three steps to Supreme Court to bring down pollution- Introduction of odd-even vehicle scheme, ban on trucks' entry in Delhi, and severest will be lockdown.

As per reports Supreme Court observes that the major cause of air pollution in Delhi are dust, heavy vehicular traffic and industries'; says if timely steps taken by the government, pollution can be kept to manageable levels.

Supreme Court while perusing the Delhi government's affidavit says the affidavit is all about bashing farmers and how the entire cause is stubble burning. 

Supreme Court slams Delhi government, saying it's passing the buck to Municipal Commissioner. 

This kind of lame excuse will force us to hold an audit of the revenue you are earning and spend on popularity slogans - the Supreme Court says.

According to the sources Supreme Court asks Centre and State Government to respond by tomorrow evening over which industries can be stopped, which vehicles can be prevented from plying and which power plants can be stopped and how you can provide alternative power by then.

Supreme Court tells Centre and State Govt that this is not how an executive emergency meeting was expected to be held, says, "It's very unfortunate that we have to set an agenda for them"; asks the committee created to decide on the action plan by tomorrow evening.

Delhi government informs Supreme Court that it's ready to impose lockdown but since it doesn't have air boundaries, Central Government can consider having it in the entire NCR and lockdown has to be imposed as a whole.

Supreme Court concludes that major culprits of air pollution are transport, industries, vehicular traffic apart from stubble burning in some areas.

Supreme Court directs Centre to call for an emergency meeting tomorrow over issues like stopping construction, non-essential transport, power plants and implementing work from home to deal with air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

Matter adjourned for November 17. Supreme Court asks the Centre and States of NCR region to consider work from home for the employees in the meantime; also asks Chief secretaries of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana to be present for tomorrow's emergency meeting by the Centre.

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