Green Panel Reprimands Delhi Govt, Centre over Deteriorating Air Quality in National Capital


New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today expressed its concerns over the pollution problem and deteriorating Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital.

The panel reprimanded the Centre and the Delhi Government and said that the current situation is not the creation of one day but a result of continuous negligence and apathy of statutory authorities in law enforcement.

“Why has the government not been able to control this?…Now, we are running here and there and no sustaining efforts are being made at all, said the Principal Bench of the Tribunal headed by Justice A.K. Goyal.
The green panel insisted the Centre to find the best possible solutions to tackle the problem of stubble burning in the country.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court issued directions to Delhi-NCR to stop construction, demolition and garbage burning activities in the region, along with a direction Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to ensure no instance of stubble burning takes place.

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