Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding rising air pollution in Delhi NCR, 06/02/2017

  • 06/02/2017

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/02/2017 regarding rising air pollution in Delhi NCR.

It is stated before the Apex Court that the process for setting up Air Quality Monitoring Units in NCR is going on and as directed it will be completed by 31.05.2017. Supreme Court after going through the report submitted by Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) finds that the sulphur content in pet coke and furnance oil is extremely high and that is a major cause of pollution in Delhi and indeed in NCR. The EPCA report also states that the level of PM 2.5 had reached about 14 times the standard as on 05.11.2016 and there exists in the nature of a public health emergency so far as Delhi is concerned.

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