New Delhi, November 24; The National Capital Territory of Delhi on Wednesday filed a report in the Supreme Court on the compliance of the court order on the dangerous situation of air pollution, but the central government did not file it.
The central government said it would submit its report to the bench after seeking information from the state governments on the pollution situation and measures to deal with it.
Chief Justice N. A bench of the apex court headed by V Ramana is hearing the public interest litigation filed by Aditya Dubey, a student of the school.
During a recent hearing, the apex court had directed the Center, Delhi and neighboring state governments to take concrete steps to reduce pollution beyond ‘politics and government’.
During the hearing, the Chief Justice had said that due to increasing pollution, we are forced to wear masks in our homes.
The apex court had reprimanded the Delhi government, saying that industrial units, coal-fired power generation plants and road vehicles were responsible for the dangerous state of air pollution in Delhi. By convening an emergency meeting of all the concerned states, the central government should take immediate steps to ensure that all measures, including ‘work from home’, are reduced to reduce pollution.
In view of the Supreme Court order, the Delhi government had called an emergency meeting and taken several steps. It has ordered the closure of schools and other educational institutions for its employees, in addition to work from home, until further notice. Arrangements were made to sprinkle water on the roads. There was a partial ban on construction activities.
The bench had said that the issue of burning of straw has been raised repeatedly by farmers of Haryana and Punjab and air pollution in the capital Delhi has become alarming, but various reports have made it clear that the pollution The main reason for this is not the burning of straw but the dust created by road vehicles, constructions, buildings and other construction works and power generation plants which spreads 74% of the pollution.
However, the apex court asked the Haryana and Punjab governments to persuade their farmers to stop burning straw for at least two weeks