Report of the Sub Committee of the high level task force on prevention of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh

The Union government has agreed to give subsidies for procuring equipment for tackling air pollution from stubble burning in the states Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Download to read this high level committee report on stubble burning submitted in the Supreme Court on Jan 29, 2018.

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the report of a sub-committee on prevention of stubble burning in three states including Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh has been submitted and accepted by a high-level task force constituted by it. On November 23, 2017, a high level task force for management of air pollution in Delhi and NCR, comprising experts and senior officials of various departments, was constituted by the Cabinet Secretariat. The government told a bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that it has been decided that the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF), will be the nodal ministry for implementation of the report of the sub- committee on stubble burning. Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni said the report was submitted on December 18, 2017. The report of the sub-committee was discussed by the high level task force on January 6, 2018 and the report was accepted, Mr Nadkarni said. The bench then asked apex court mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) to look into the report and give any suggestion or recommendation by January 29 and posted the matter for further hearing on that day.

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