Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana has filed a reply stating on affidavit that neither any garbage dump exists at the site stated in the petition nor there is any proposal to construct a garbage dump at the said site.
The Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea filed against the National Green Tribunal's order closing commercial activities, including the light and sound show and eateries, at the Nahargarh Fort, near Jaipur from December 1.
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.