Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court decree – Delhi – UP, Punjab and Haryana ‘no power cut’: A major hearing took place in the Supreme Court on Monday about the rising air pollution in Delhi. During the hearing, the Supreme Court made strict remarks that all the state governments have failed to fulfill their responsibility and action should be taken against the people concerned on negligence. With this, the matter will now be heard on 6 November. Earlier, the court has strongly resented the burning of the straw.
The court surrounded the government staff, state governments and said that all have failed to fulfill their responsibility. At the same time, he asked the farmers how they can burn stubble for their livelihood. We have no sympathy for the farmers who burn such stubble. The Supreme Court said that the State Governments should ensure that diesel generators are not used.
Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh
Also ordered that electricity should not be cut at any cost in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The Supreme Court has prohibited any kind of construction work, burning of garbage and other things in Delhi till its next order.
At the same time, the Supreme Court has directed that if someone in Delhi-NCR is found to be in violation of construction and other rules, then he will be fined Rs one lakh. At the same time, Rs 5000 will be fine for burning garbage. The court has also directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to arrange for the open garbage house to be covered.
At the same time, during the initial hearing earlier, the court said in a strict tone that this should not happen in a civilized country. The court said in its comment- ‘Every year the situation in Delhi gets worse due to pollution and we are not able to do anything. This is happening every year and it has been happening for the last 10-14 years.
This should not happen, the right to life is most important. In the last hearing, the apex court had asked the central government to appear with the status report. During this, the angry court said that call the expert in half an hour. Apart from the expert from IIT, call someone from the Ministry who tells the court what measures should be taken to prevent pollution.
Summon will be issued from village head to chief secretaries on burning stubble
Expressing displeasure during the hearing, Justice Arun Mishra said that summons will be issued from the village headman to the chief secretaries of the states. It also said that the local police who failed to curb the burning of stubble, should be removed from their posts.
The Supreme Court said in an angry manner that all the state governments and local bodies have failed to fulfill their responsibilities.
Punjab and Haryana reprimanded
During the hearing, the court fiercely reprimanded Punjab and Haryana on the pollution of Delhi and said that stubble burns every year. Why is this happening? What is the state government doing? Stop it immediately. Violations will be decided from top to bottom.
Significantly, the situation in Delhi-NCR is getting worse due to air pollution. On Monday too, the air quality index in Delhi remains around 500, while in Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad is also around 500.
Earlier, light rain on Saturday evening and Sunday morning became a disaster for Delhi-NCR residents rather than relief. Smog wreaked havoc throughout the day. People felt suffocated even in homes. Fog and smoke affected life in the whole of North India.
Schools in all the cities of Delhi-NCR have been closed till November 5. Seeing the situation getting worse, the central government has become active. The Prime Minister’s Office has asked the Punjab and Haryana stalwarts to act strictly. To prevent this, more teams were instructed to field from Sunday night itself. Delhi has also been asked to control dust pollution.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had to intervene on Sunday to deal with the catastrophic situation created due to increased pollution levels in Delhi-NCR.
PMO Chief Secretary PK Mishra held a meeting with Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi on Sunday evening through video conferencing. CK Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment was also present in the meeting which lasted for about half an hour. In the meeting, Punjab-Haryana was questioned about the increased cases of stubble burning. Details of the districts where maximum cases of stubble burning have been reported.
Actually, the Center has been assured by these states that all the arrangements are in order. The PMO expressed its displeasure with both the states. At the meeting, Delhi was asked to adopt all necessary measures for dust management. Stop construction works completely and also monitor waste from industries. The Chief Secretary of Delhi has been asked to constitute special teams headed by high officials.
Increased air humidity due to rain
According to Safar, an air quality monitoring organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the amount of moisture in the air increased due to rain. This increased the stagnation capacity of pollutant particles in the air, while the wind speed was reduced to 12 to 13 km / h. Between one o’clock in the morning to four o’clock in the morning, the wind became absolutely calm. This slowed down the dispersion of pollutant particles and submerged Delhi in a thick layer of smog. Delhi’s air index rose 95 points compared to Saturday.
Rohtak was the most polluted district in the country on Sunday with an air index of 498. According to Safar, the air index of Delhi and NCR was 704. Pollutant particles in Delhi at 5 pm were only 673 PM10 and PM 2.5 only 563 micrograms per cubic meter. According to the standards, the quantity of PM 100 and PM 2.5 should not exceed 60.
22 flights canceled, over 40 divert
The visibility level in Safdarjung was 300 meters while in Palam it was 400 meters at eight thirty on Sunday morning. In general, the visibility level should be between two and a half to three thousand. The visibility level in Safdarjung was 500 meters and 600 meters in Palam, which is much lower than normal.
22 flights were canceled and over 40 were diverted due to low visibility at IGI Airport. The fog that came in the morning added to the trouble. After this, Delhi became a closed room of many poisonous gases. According to Safar, good rains reduce pollution, but in the capital there were only drops on Friday and Saturday. Due to this the wind stopped completely.