Launching the plan, CM Arvind Kejriwal had said, “Studies show 10% to 13% reduction in pollution because of (odd-even) scheme, which is only an emergency measure, but the smog from stubble burning creates such an emergency.”
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that as per the CPCB report, there is a proposal for national-level target of 20-30 per cent reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024 under the NCAP keeping 2017 as the base year.
The NGT had earlier said that major pollution is being caused in the Yamuna at Agra by dumping of garbage and sewage and directed the UP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore for its failure in discharging duties.
"The concerned states may also file their respective progress reports which may include the strategies and action plan proposed to be employed to tackle the problem in the current year," the NGT said in its order.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel formed the panel which comprises representatives of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Bureau of Indian Standards, Central Pollution Control Board and Directorate General of Health Services.
In the light of the recent controversy that surfaced after government's decision of felling trees for construction activity in south Delhi, a group of protesters gathered in the capital's Netaji Nagar to draw public attention towards conservation of trees.