Supreme Court will hear PILs on Delhi pollution, smog on Tuesday

Delhi pollution: The Met Department has said a clear sky will be visible in Delhi only on Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 5:21 pm
delhi pollution, pollution in delhi, delhi smog, smog, smog in delhi, delhi news, delhi air quality, supreme court, delhi pollution news, arvind kejriwal A group of citizens protest against air pollution at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday (PTI Photo by Kamal Singh)

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear PILs filed in regard to the pollution and smog in the air in Delhi. The top court wants the presence of lawyers representing the Centre and the Delhi governments along with officials of civic bodies.

The national capital has been shrouded over the past few days by a thick blanket of smog, containing particulate matter dangerous even for healthy children and adults. Several places in Delhi recorded ten times the permissible levels of PM2.5 and PM10 in the air. The Met Department has said a clear sky will be visible in Delhi only on Wednesday.

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Farmers burning large patches of crop residue are chiefly to blame for the degradation of air quality in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said. He ordered the closing of schools for three days starting Monday and shutdown of power plants. Met officials told the Indian Express that wind levels are expected to ‘remain calm’ for two more days along with the lowering of temperatures. Both factors are seen to be favourable for the pollutants that hang in the air.

The excessive burning of firecrackers on Diwali has also been cited as a reason for the spike in pollutants in the air. Officials have been asked to ponder about a return of the odd-even scheme in Delhi as well as the possibility of cloud seeding for artificial rain. Construction and demolition activities have also been stopped in the city.

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  1. J
    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:32 am
    What is the turnover of crackers business during the Festivals of navarathri and deepavali? Has any individual or organisation took precautions to stop or bring down the lighting of the crackers? We sowed and we have to harvest it. A thing to be remembered for ever. lt;br/gt;K Jeeva
    1. I
      IML sood
      Nov 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm
      Let SC haul up the present Govt. who promised moon to the public but wasted their time in fighting Centre and caring for it's own political interest.How Khujli and his his Aaptards stooges can save their responsibility.
      1. R
        Nov 7, 2016 at 9:28 am
        In one way Kejri is right that farmer burnings are a cause.But with SC is again decidinf about what Deli to do by banning this and that and wants repirt on this and that. Mockery of every thing is now happening in India.
        1. A
          Nov 7, 2016 at 9:27 am
          Finally the SC has woken up. The Judges of SC/HC, netas, babus, rich wake up only for 4-5 days and go to sleep again. They live separately in every city of India (be it lutyens delhi or hinagar). This should me a pan India effort. Anyway who listens to SC anymore. They just p orders and no one enforces it. Corruption and greed has overtaken Indians.
          1. A
            Nov 7, 2016 at 9:24 am
            what about cricket matches - if india wins then all over India and if it loses then in Kashmir.
            1. A
              Anurag Srivastava
              Nov 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm
              The misuse and excess use of vehicles by the Ministers, Bureaucrats and top level executives of corporate should be stopped at once. After all people are paying taxes from their own pocket to give funds to the Government for running the country. Is there is austerity measures in corporate sector, then there will be more revenue and more tax to the Government.
              1. D
                Nov 7, 2016 at 7:40 am
                Only the Supreme Court has a 56 inch chest to take care of such problems
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                  kaptan Singh
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 7:06 am
                  Mr.Kariwal busy in Panjab, Goa and UP.. he forget, he is the CM of Delhi lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;kya yaar sorry for delhi walo.. ab kya kare
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