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NGT seeks detailed action plan from states to tackle pollution

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the direction while observing that the air quality in the national capital was never normal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

People seen wearing  pollution masks while they commute to their work places in New Delhi
People seen wearing pollution masks while they commute to their work places in New Delhi

The Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Delhi, and governments to file a detailed action plan by tomorrow to tackle

A bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the direction while observing that the air quality in the capital was never normal.


"You all (states) tell us what steps you will take at what level of pollution. What are your normal steps to check pollution," the bench said.

During the proceeding, filed an action plan to tackle the problems recommending ban on construction activities and entry of trucks and implementation of odd-even plan, among other steps.

However, the bench asked the counsel to file a detailed report, also including details of exemptions given in the vehicle-rationing plan.

The had on December 4 lashed out at the for not filing a comprehensive action plan on ways to deal with severe in the city and slammed authorities for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality.

On November 28, it had asked the AAP and four neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to submit an action plan on tackling pollution.

It had earlier directed the Central Pollution Control Board, Pollution Control Committee and every state pollution control boards to file ambient air quality analysis before the tribunal on a monthly basis and also put up on their websites to enable the concerned authority to take effective steps to control

First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 17:52 IST
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