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Live: "Lame Excuses," Supreme Court Scolds Delhi Over Pollution

Live: 'Lame Excuses,' Supreme Court Scolds Delhi Government Over Pollution

The nationwide capital recorded a 24-hour common air high quality index (AQI) of 330 on Sunday.

New Delhi:

The Delhi authorities has advised the Supreme Court that it is able to take steps like full lockdown to struggle air air pollution, however provides that it’s going to have solely a restricted influence.

A visual enchancment in Delhi’s air high quality was recorded on Sunday though it was within the ”very poor” class whereas town’s Surroundings Minister Gopal Rai mentioned his authorities will submit a lockdown proposal to the Supreme Court on Monday to scale back air pollution additional.

The nationwide capital recorded a 24-hour common air high quality index (AQI) of 330 on Sunday as towards 437 yesterday as emissions from farm fires in Haryana and Punjab dropped considerably. The AQI was and 471 on Friday, the worst this season to this point.

Listed below are the LIVE Updates on Delhi Air Pollution:

Nov 15, 2021 11:26 (IST)

CJI To Delhi Govt: What steps are you taking? Neglect affidavits. Highway mud. What are you doing on that?
SG: Biomass burning contributes 10% to air pollution simply wished to state that determine once more.
Justice DY Chandrachud to Delhi Govt: What steps are you taking in foreseeable future?
CJI to Delhi Govt: You’ve 69 machines for highway cleansing and sweeping. That’s ample?
Delhi Govt Lawyer: MCD can file affidavit on that
CJI: You’re passing the buck to MCD
Delhi Govt attorneys: we are going to take directions
CJI: We are able to’ do that on a regular basis. You can not take a lot time
Justice DY Chandrachud: You inform us speedy steps. How do you increase no of machines inside 24 hours
Delhi Govt Lawyer: I’ll converse to Chief Sect and are available again 
Justice Surya Kant: We’re already dealing with circumstances the place Delhi govt has apparently not even given cash to MCD to pay salaries to staff. And you might be passing the buck to them

Nov 15, 2021 11:14 (IST)

SG: Delhi govt and all state govts are appearing on this. Haryana additionally. There isn’t any politics. Mechanised sweeping of roads
J Surya Kant: What number of machines do you require on a regular basis for that?
J Surya Kant: We should converse to Delhi Govt
J Surya Kant: no level in Delhi Govt affidavit. In entire affidavit they’re solely blaming farmers
Justice DY Chandrachud: Now cat is out of the bag. Farmers stubble burning is contributing solely 4%. Its insignificant

Nov 15, 2021 11:12 (IST)

Justice Surya Kant: Are you agreeing in precept that stubble burning shouldn’t be main trigger?
SG: Sure
Justice Surya Kant: In order that hue and cry has no scientific and authorized foundation?
Justice Surya Kant: you discuss abt stopping entry of massive vehicles. However why not cease entry of all autos into Delhi for subsequent 2-3 days
Justice DY Chandrachud: Trade mud and transport trigger air pollution. By way of these what measures will we anticipate instantly from you?

CJI: With out these marathon conferences additionally we had mentioned final time  that stubble shouldn’t be principal trigger… business and highway mud and so forth are. We had requested Govts to take steps

Nov 15, 2021 11:11 (IST)

Justice Surya Kant: CJI had requested you for emergency steps. What steps you might be saying…its a long run plan
SG: We’re not averse to drastic measures
Justice Surya Kant: What drastic measures can you’re taking instantly that are additionally scientifically confirmed so scenario can enhance instantly
Justice Surya Kant: You say mechanised cleansing of roads. However what number of of those machines are available

Nov 15, 2021 11:08 (IST)

Adv Vikas Singh for petitioners: No motion on stubble burning in Punjab resulting from upcoming elections
CJI: Do not elevate difficulty of elections. We now have nothing to do with politics. The opposite day SG had taken one objection (that Centre was being accused of blaming farmers) and immediately you take objection (on elections and politics)
CJI: We are going to hear you later
Adv Vikas Singh for petitioners: Development must be regulated not banned.
We went by way of all affidavits and Centre and we’re making recommendations primarily based on that
Punjab politics…no management stubble burning
Want unbiased committee
Justice DY Chandrachud: this can be a disaster scenario. We can’t go into new recommendations and methods now. Centre already filed over 50 pages affidavit earlier additionally and now we have to make a approach by way of steps already cited by them. On making that higher…focus. in order that we get one thing concrete as a substitute of simply criticising.
SG Tushar Mehta: Delhi govt has taken a number of steps
CJI: you had mentioned emergency assembly. What occurred?
SG: Sorry assembly went on until late and we filed affidavit late
CJI: Sure we acquired it at 11 pm
SG: sorry
SG: Begins studying out Graded Response Motion Plan and the way completely different measures for various AQI ranges…steps in Delhi
SG: Even in Haryana…WFH began, trash burning stopped
SG: We now have not urged that you just shut down Badarpur energy plant however do give attention to various fuels

SG: We mentioned in Delhi cease utilizing diesel turbines
SG: We urged rising public transport. Open burning must be stopped.
SG: Yesterday was unhealthy AQI. Right this moment AQI is healthier
SG: Outcomes of yesterday’s assembly is that now we have advised them that state govts must be in readiness to implement GRAP measures
SG: Highway mud is a significant reason behind air pollution. Sprinkling of water on roads
SG: Badarpur’s shut down already due to Delhi Govt measures. We didn’t direct that it was to be shut down.
SG: improve parking charges. Cease use of diesel turbines.
SG: Cease rubbish burning in landfills

Nov 15, 2021 11:02 (IST)
Air Pollution listening to begins

Nov 15, 2021 10:55 (IST)

  • The Delhi Authorities has advised the Supreme Court in an affidavit that it is able to take measures like full lockdown to regulate the air air pollution.
  • Nevertheless, such measure will probably be efficient solely lockdown is imposed in Nationwide Capital Area areas throughout neighboring states, the Delhi Authorities added.
  • “The Delhi authorities is able to take steps like full lock down to regulate native emissions. Nevertheless, such a step could be significant whether it is carried out throughout the NCR areas in neighbouring states. Given Delhi’s compact dimension, a lock down would have restricted influence on the air high quality regime,” says the affidavit.
  • “We’re prepared to think about this step if the identical is remitted for the whole NCR areas by the Authorities of India or by the Fee for Air High quality Administration in Nationwide Capital Area and Adjoining Areas,” mentioned the Delhi authorities.



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