Environment

SC to Hear Plea to Curb Rising Pollution in Delhi-NCR

The plea is set to be heard on Monday, November 13. Credit: Reuters

The plea is set to be heard on Monday, November 13. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: The Supreme Court agreed to hear today (November 13) itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer R. K. Kapoor that rise in dust particles on roads and stubble burning in Delhi’s neighbouring states like Haryana and Punjab have led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the NCR and its adjoining areas.

“We cannot ignore the pollution,” the bench said adding that it will hear the plea today itself after finishing the matters listed on its board.

The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.

It also seeks effective implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme.

  • ashok759

    When all else fails, there is the apex court. No one should complain of judicial overreach.