Stubble burning is the practice of intentionally setting fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, such as rice and wheat, have been harvested. The technique was widespread until the 1990s, when governments increasingly restricted its use. Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana has been cited as a major cause of air pollution in Delhi since 2002.
The National Green Tribunal took cognizance of the matter on the basis of a media report appearing in The Indian Express dated 12.07.2021 titled “Six killed in factory fire: Owner held, raids on to nab second accused”.
The Supreme Court today has opined that NGT is an umbrella body created to ensure all bodies under Schedule-I of the NGT Act work in tandem while considering the issue as to whether the National Green Tribunal has suo motu powers or not.
The goal of the new policy is to reduce environmental pollution caused by old vehicles that have surpassed their life cycle and run without a valid fitness certificate. However, Delhi-NCR has its own issues which remain unresolved.
According to the Appeal in the Top Court, Tamil Nadu government has alleged that NGT without recording any reasons as contemplated in Rule 22(2) of Rules, 2011 proceeded to dispose off, despite the order under review was passed by the NGT Southern Bench.
A divisional bench of the Supreme Court issued the notice in a matter of plea filed against the National Green Tribunal order taking suo-motu cognizance on a news item published in The Indian Express this would be really an issue of safety of the factory or an establishment.