The Supreme Court on Thursday said the views of the people and those of experts needed to be called for by the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) as part of long-term measures to overcome the perennial pollution problem especially during the winter months in Delhi and the National capital Region.
A single-judge bench of while hearing a petition filed by Sohanveer issued contempt notices to the District Magistrates of Bulandshahr and Gautam Budh Nagar for illegally operating brick kilns in violation of environmental norms in NCR.
Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana on Monday said it will hear the impleadment application by a group of builders seeking the removal of the ban on construction in the National Capital Region on Friday while turning down the request for urgent listing.
The Central government has constituted a 5-member Enforcement Task Force and a Flying Squad followed by the significant observations made by the Apex Court. The Central government has also provided this Task Force with legislative powers in order to punish and work for the prevention of pollution effectively.
The Supreme Court said the steps taken by the Delhi and Central governments in the last few weeks have not worked to reduce Delhi air pollution with it getting worse. The Apex Court said vehicular, industrial pollution is holding back real progress. Centre said Central Vista work not causing pollution.
he Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi on the Delhi air pollution matter and asked the Centre and states reasons for the non-compliance of steps that should have been taken to curb air pollution.