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SC appoints ex-judge M B Lokur as one-man panel to prevent stubble burning

SC appointed retired judge Justice Madan B Lokur as a one-man committee to take steps for preventing stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and UP which is a source of pollution in Delhi-NCR

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Supreme Court | Stubble burning | Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A view of the Supreme Court | Photo: PTI
A view of the Supreme Court | Photo: PTI

The Friday appointed retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur as a one-man committee to take steps for preventing in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh which is a source of pollution in Delhi-capital region (NCR).

While directing that Cadet Corps (NCC), Service Scheme and Bharat Scouts be deployed for assisting the panel, a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde rejected the objection of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on the appointment of the committee saying the concerned states have already been heard.

The apex court directed the court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) and chief secretaries of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to assist the Lokur panel to enable it in physical surveillance of fields where stubble is burnt.

The bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, directed the states concerned to provide adequate security, secretarial infrastructure and transport to Lokur panel.

It said the panel shall submit its report on fortnightly to the apex court.

During his tenure as an apex court judge, Justice Lokur had dealt with pollution matter which included the aspect of

The bench was hearing a plea filed by one Aditya Dubey who has raised concern over pollution caused due to stubble burning.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, October 16 2020. 15:28 IST
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