SC asks Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP to spell out steps taken to cease stubble burning

Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 10

The Supreme Court on Monday requested Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to spell out steps taken to cease stubble burning that just about turns all the NCR right into a gasoline chamber throughout October-November.

A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra requested the chief secretary of Punjab—who attended the listening to via video-conferencing—concerning the steps taken to offering machines and gear to small and marginal farmers in order to dissuade them from burning stubble.

The Punjab chief secretary instructed the Bench that subsidy was being supplied to small and marginal farmers however the state was going through monetary constraints as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic.

The courtroom requested the Centre concerning the subsidy being given and the implementation of its orders within the case. It requested all of the stakeholders to provide detailed report on the difficulty of stubble burning.

Maintaining that insurance policies wanted to be put in place to stop stubble burning it sought to know if Panchayats had been roped in for spreading consciousness about authorities initiatives aimed toward stopping the agricultural follow of stubble burning.

It requested all of the events to file affidavits detailing the steps taken to coping with air pollution hotspots within the area. It additionally requested Punjab Government to apprise it concerning the steps taken to take care of industries which have been discovered non-compliant with air pollution norms.

The prime courtroom—which is seized of a PIL on air air pollution in NCR—directed Delhi chief secretary to file an affidavit on the current standing of 13 air pollution hotspots within the nationwide capital and steps taken to manage air air pollution.

“What steps have been taken? We want affidavit on all issues…not just stubble burning… We want involvement of Centre on formulation of rules/laws to prevent and confiscate vehicles running on kerosene,” it requested.

The prime courtroom noticed that kerosene run autos can not ply on roads. “It’s a sinister thing. These vehicles should be confiscated. If it’s allowed things will never approve,” it added asking the Centre, Delhi Government and Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority to file report on air air pollution side.

It requested the Centre to “start at the earliest” the work for set up of smog tower at Anand Vihar in east Delhi, which is aimed toward serving to in combating air air pollution.


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