The Supreme Court docket has slammed the state and central governments for passing blame on one another over Delhi air air pollution, stressing that the hazardous air high quality within the nationwide capital is chargeable for the “murder of people’s health.”
Air high quality ranges in Delhi marginally dipped on Tuesday morning and have been recorded within the “very poor” class after 5 consecutive days of extreme air high quality.
The nationwide capital’s Air High quality Index (AQI) stood at 394, a marginal enchancment from 421 recorded at 4 pm on Monday.
The court docket mentioned that the problem of air air pollution can’t change into a political battle, including, “What we see is there is a blame game, everyone is trying to pass (the reason) on…this is the reason, that is the reason,” Justice Sundresh mentioned.
The court docket additionally directed the Delhi authorities that municipal stable waste is just not burnt within the nationwide capital within the open.
A number of cities in neighbouring Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh have additionally reported hazardous air high quality. Ghaziabad recorded an AQI of 338, Gurugram 364, Noida 348, Better Noida 439 and Faridabad 382.
‘Stop stubble burning’
The apex court docket ordered the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP)-led Punjab authorities to cease the stubble burning.
The court docket noticed that the burning of crop residue in Punjab and Haryana, neighbouring states to the nationwide capital, is a key issue behind the large spike in Delhi’s air air pollution each winter.
“We want it (stubble burning) stopped. We don’t know how you do it, it’s your job. But it must be stopped. Something has to be done immediately,” the Supreme Court docket instructed the lawyer of the Punjab authorities.
With inputs from PTI