Herald: NGT seeks detailed action plan from states to tackle pollution
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NGT seeks detailed action plan from states to tackle pollution

07 Dec 2017 05:15am IST
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07 Dec 2017 05:15am IST

PTI, NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal today slammed the Delhi government and the neighbouring states over their action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution in the city and directed them to file a detailed document to tackle with the problem by tomorrow.

PTI, NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal today slammed the Delhi government and the neighbouring states over their action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution in the city and directed them to file a detailed document to tackle with the problem by tomorrow. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar expressed dissatisfaction over the Delhi government's actionplan, which was submitted today, and observed that "it wanted all the things to be done by the others."

The tribunal observed that air pollution was never at the "normal level" in the national capital and directed the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan to file the action plan afresh.

"What are your plans to tackle the pollution level since it is never at the normal level in the national capital? You all (states) tell us what steps you will take at what level of pollution. What are your normal steps to check pollution," the bench asked.

It directed the chief secretary of the Delhi government to sit with all concerned officials including those of the municipalities and come up with a comprehensive plan by tomorrow. The counsel for the Delhi government filed the plan which recommended implementation of odd-even plan, entry of trucks in the city, ban on construction works and disallowing the children from playing outside when the air quality turns severe.
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