SC will hear plea on air pollution in Delhi
The national capital has witnessed severe air quality on six of the last eight days after Diwali.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear the PIL regarding air pollution in the National capital.
Earlier, the court had directed the Centre and State to take necessary steps to prevent air pollution and asked the Delhi government to file a detailed reply in the matter.
Court has also directed the Delhi government to serve the copies to the Centre, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab governments.
Delhi based student Aditya Dubey filed a PIL seeking directions to both Centre and State to prevent air pollution in Delhi. He alleged that the non-seriousness and inaction of the government-led health hazards in the city.
Following Supreme Court intervention, Centre's pollution control board on Friday ordered states and local bodies to be in "complete readiness" for emergency measures to tackle air pollution in New Delhi.
Over 4,000 farm fires, which accounted for 35 per cent of Delhi's pollution on Friday, played a major role in pushing the 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) to 471 by 4 pm, the worst this season so far. It was 411 on Thursday. The national capital has recorded severe air quality on six of the last eight days after Diwali.