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Supreme Court to hear today plea on Delhi pollution

Even as the weather in Delhi NCR has slightly improved, air quality index data remains in the severe category, in New Delhi.

Even as the weather in Delhi NCR has slightly improved, air quality index data remains in the severe category, in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan

It seeks a direction to the Centre and the States concerned to take steps to curb road dust and stubble burning.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear on Monday itself a plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

A Bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, considered the submission of lawyer R.K. Kapoor that rise in dust particles on roads, stubble burning in Delhi’s neighbouring States like Haryana and Punjab have led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the NCR and adjoining areas.

“We cannot ignore the pollution,” the Bench said, adding that it would hear the plea on Monday itself after finishing the matters listed on its board.

The plea seeks a direction to the Centre and the States concerned to take steps to curb road dust and stubble burning. It also seeks effective implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme.

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