Green Panel Asks What Causes 83% of Delhi`s Pollution. Centre Stumped

“All the states should positively file their status report with regard to the collection, storage and disposal of Municipal Solid Waste in the entire state. If a child can go to school at 7 am, why can’t a graduate”, the bench said.


The green panel expressed concern that the matter was being “unduly delayed” due to non-filing of documents by the states and asked Haryana to finalise and submit its MSW plan. The Bench said neither of them was willing to take responsibility for the growing air pollution.

The tribunal pulled up the Delhi authorities for not complying with its path of establishing check posts at 9 entry-exit factors of national capital.

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday that it has directed the law, finance and urban development departments to notify the public about a congestion charge that will be imposed soon on all heavy commercial vehicles entering Delhi. Additional soliciter general Pinky Anand said that dry leaves that are burnt in the green city could be composed to deal with the poor air quality.

The bench additionally requested the Centre to specify its view on the life of auto.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar requested the Centre to undertake progressive strategy to curb pollution degree and file a standing report on compliance of its earlier directives.

Anand stated the prevailing legal guidelines have been enough however “we’d like efficient implementation and this problem of air pollution wants very long time measures”.


The Centre had sought a stay on the ban order on the ground, inter alia, that an IIT-Delhi study had found that vehicles over 10-year-old were responsible for a “negligible amount” of air pollution. He also termed the recent Union Road Transport Ministry report that vehicular emission was 20 percent as contradictory. Not a single application or affidavit has been received from anybody trying to own up the things or suggesting any measures to curb pollution. On May 25, it had asked the Centre to learn from China in curbing vehicular pollution in the Delhi-NCR region, as it extended the stay on its order banning plying of over 10-year -old diesel motor vehicles.

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