New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the growing air pollution in Delhi-NCR, Supreme Courtroom at this time directed the Centre and state governments to convene an emergency assembly tomorrow on points like building, non-essential transport, stopping energy crops and implementing do business from home for workers to curb air air pollution within the Nationwide Capital Area.
In the meantime, Delhi Surroundings Minister Gopal Rai on Monday urged the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana authorities to impose a lockdown within the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR) to curb air air pollution and mentioned a joint-action plan is required within the matter.
Chatting with ANI, Rai mentioned, “The Delhi authorities is taking all of the attainable steps to curb the air air pollution within the nationwide capital. Now we have additionally submitted an affidavit within the Supreme Courtroom that we’re prepared for a lockdown. All of the steps taken by the Delhi authorities shall be efficient provided that Haryana and Uttar Pradesh authorities will impose lockdown within the NCR areas.”
“We’re able to take all measures with Centre and states. We are going to observe no matter SC directs. A joint-action plan is required,” he mentioned.
The courtroom denied contemplating stubble burning as a significant motive for elevated air pollution in Delhi and mentioned all “hue and cry” over stubble burning by farmers was with none scientific and factual foundation. Referring to the Centre’s affidavit, the SC bench mentioned 75 per cent of the air air pollution is because of trade, mud and transport.
“Within the final listening to (on Saturday), we talked about stubble burning is just not a significant problem, city-related points are there. So for those who take steps on them, the state of affairs will enhance,” the courtroom mentioned.
“In actual fact now the cat is out of the bag, the farmers’ stubble burning contributes to solely 4 per cent of the air pollution as per the chart. So we’re focusing on one thing which is completely insignificant,” the bench mentioned.