Supreme Court tells Punjab, Haryana to record steps taken to curb stubble burning

Satya Prakash

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 10

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday requested Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to spell out steps taken to cease stubble burning. The apply nearly turns the complete NCR right into a fuel chamber throughout October-November.

A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra requested the Punjab Chief Secretary, who attended the listening to by video-conferencing, concerning the steps taken to offer machines and tools 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 dealing with monetary constraints as a result of pandemic.

The court docket requested the Centre concerning the subsidy being given and the implementation of its orders within the case. It requested all stakeholders to present an in depth report on the problem of stubble burning.

Maintaining that insurance policies wanted to be put in place to stop stubble burning, the SC sought to know if panchayats had been roped in for spreading consciousness about authorities initiatives aimed toward stopping stubble burning.

It requested all events to file affidavits detailing the steps taken to cope with air pollution hotspots within the area. The Punjab Government was additionally requested to apprise the court docket of the steps taken to cope with industries discovered non-compliant with air pollution norms.

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

The prime court docket, which is seized of a PIL on air air pollution within the NCR, directed the 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.

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