'Schemes Like Odd-Even Mere Optics; Stop Stubble Burning': SC To Delhi, Punjab Govt Over Deteriorating Air Quality

'Schemes Like Odd-Even Mere Optics; Stop Stubble Burning': SC To Delhi, Punjab Govt Over Deteriorating Air Quality

The apex court in its observation said that the issue cannot be a political battle all the time.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, November 07, 2023, 01:49 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday (November 11) came down heavily on the Punjab government and said that the state government should find a solution to stubble burning problem in the state. The apex court in its observation said that the issue cannot be a political battle all the time. The Supreme Court also said schemes like odd-even for vehicles to tackle pollution are mere optics. The Supreme Court posted the air pollution matter for further hearing on Friday, 10th November.

“We want it (stubble burning) to stop. We don't know how you do it, it’s your job. But it must be stopped. Something has to be done immediately,” said SC to Punjab.

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, hearing the air pollution matter, observed that while travelling through Punjab over the weekend, he saw widespread fires on both sides of the road, referring to rampant stubble burning in Punjab, adversely affecting the Delhi air.

Meetings on pollution issue

The Supreme Court also asked Chief Secretaries of the states to have a meeting either physically or by zoom on the pollution issue.

Delhi Air Pollution

Thick clouds of smog shrouded parts of the national capital as the air quality across the metropolitan city continued to remain in 'severe' category on Tuesday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

According to the data shared by the CPCB, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Anand Vihar was recorded at 440, 388 at Narela, 434 at Punjabi Bagh, 431 at RK Puram, and 408 at Shadipur, all in the 'severe category zone'. The city's Air Quality Index has remained hazardous for the sixth consecutive day this week.

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