The monetary penalty is required to be deducted from the salaries of Delhi government officials and people polluting the environment, failing to do which the city government will have to pay a fine of Rs.10 crore per month.
In October this year, the NGT had imposed a fine of Rs 50 crore on the Delhi government for inaction against illegal steel units in residential areas and directed the Chief Secretary of Delhi government to constitute a three-member committee to find out those responsible for granting license to these units and take action against them.
A thick layer of smog has been witnessed in the national capital in the past few weeks, with air pollution hitting new highs.
According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Delhi's air quality is "very poor", and is likely to increase marginally in the next two days.
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