Various restrictions have been imposed in Delhi-NCR to control the deteriorating situation due to pollution. The Commission for Air Quality Monitoring (CAQM) has issued orders related to this. At the same time, the Supreme Court has also reprimanded but there is no improvement in the air quality in Delhi. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Wednesday is 379, which falls in the very poor category. The Supreme Court has sought an action plan from the Center and the Delhi government on the issue of pollution. The matter has been heard in the court. On allegations and counter allegations between the central and state governments about stubble burning, the Supreme Court said that it is very easy to comment on farmers sitting in 5-7 star hotels in Delhi. But no one wants to understand why farmers have to burn stubble. There is more pollution than TV debate. People are forced to live in poisonous air.
What decisions did CAQM take?
At the same time, many types of restrictions have been imposed in Delhi-NCR to bring the situation worsened by pollution. The Commission for Air Quality Monitoring (CAQM) has issued an order related to this. Accordingly, all schools, colleges and educational institutions in Delhi-NCR have been instructed to remain closed till further orders. Along with this, decisions have also been taken regarding the entry of offices, construction and trucks. After the meeting held with the states of Delhi-NCR, it was told that 6 out of 11 thermal power plants falling within 300 km radius of the capital Delhi will remain closed till November 30. Talking about the decision taken regarding school-colleges, all government and private schools, colleges and educational institutions in Delhi-NCR will remain closed till further orders. At the same time, only 50 percent of the employees working in all government and private offices of Delhi-NCR will be allowed to come. All construction activities have also been banned till November 21. Some essential construction will continue. Also, 15 years old petrol and 10 year old diesel vehicles will not be allowed to ply on the roads.
What happened in the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the stand of the Center as well as the states concerned regarding pollution control. The top court said that only meetings are being held to control pollution, concrete measures are not being taken. Affidavits were given by the Central and State Governments in the court today. The top court has adjourned the hearing in this matter to 24th. Earlier, during the hearing in the Supreme Court, on behalf of the Central Government, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab Government, their point of view was kept. By the way, at present, the air quality index of pollution looks poor and there is no hope of improvement in it soon. Now it remains to be seen what happens due to the reprimands of the Supreme Court and the strict orders of the Commission for Air Quality Monitoring.