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India: Smog gets worse in Delhi

World2017-11-15

By APD Writer Rishika Chauhan NEW DELHI, November 15 (APD) -- As the smog and pollution got worse in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) this week, a Supreme Court-appointed panel on Monday reprimanded the authorities. Since one week, the pollution level in Delhi has been worrying, with its air quality index (AQI) showing pollution to be at “severe” mark. Stressing that the authorities were merely taking emergency measures, the panel said that there was a need to take long-term steps to fight pollution. Pollution and smog gets worse in Delhi. In a report, the panel emphasized the need to enforce an anti-pollution Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), including the need to take major steps to improve the air quality, such as temporarily banning all diesel vehicles. The panel called for stronger laws and their obedience, saying, “Any direction is as good as its implementation… it is clear we need a better system.” Pollution and smog gets worse in Delhi. According to Hindustan Times, the report comes shortly after, the Delhi government “filed a petition before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), asking it to reconsider its decision to impose odd-even road rationing scheme”, under which only odd or even numbered vehicles will be allowed on the road on a certain day. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra asked the governments of the provinces of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab, and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to control pollution caused by the burning of crop stubble by the farmers in surrounding agriculture areas. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD Writer Rishika Chauhan

NEW DELHI, November 15 (APD) -- As the smog and pollution got worse in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) this week, a Supreme Court-appointed panel on Monday reprimanded the authorities.

Since one week, the pollution level in Delhi has been worrying, with its air quality index (AQI) showing pollution to be at “severe” mark.

Stressing that the authorities were merely taking emergency measures, the panel said that there was a need to take long-term steps to fight pollution.

Pollution and smog gets worse in Delhi.

Pollution and smog gets worse in Delhi.

In a report, the panel emphasized the need to enforce an anti-pollution Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), including the need to take major steps to improve the air quality, such as temporarily banning all diesel vehicles.

The panel called for stronger laws and their obedience, saying, “Any direction is as good as its implementation… it is clear we need a better system.”

Pollution and smog gets worse in Delhi.

Pollution and smog gets worse in Delhi.

According to Hindustan Times, the report comes shortly after, the Delhi government “filed a petition before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), asking it to reconsider its decision to impose odd-even road rationing scheme”, under which only odd or even numbered vehicles will be allowed on the road on a certain day.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra asked the governments of the provinces of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab, and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to control pollution caused by the burning of crop stubble by the farmers in surrounding agriculture areas.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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