SC directs Centre to hold emergency meeting, asks states to consider work from home
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SC directs Centre to hold emergency meeting, asks states to consider work from home

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November 15, 2021

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to call an emergency meeting on Tuesday to take measures like stopping non-essential construction transport, power plants and implementing work from home.


New Delhi, 15 November 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, Earlier in the day, the Delhi government told the Supreme Court that it is ready to take steps such as “complete lockdown to control local emissions” contributing to the national capital’s spell of heavily polluted air. Meanwhile, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that farm waste burning accounted for just 10 per cent of the emissions on average through the year. “The affidavit filed by respondents and after hearing we come to the conclusion the major culprits of pollution are construction activity, industry, tansport, power and vehicular traffic apart from stubble burning in some parts. Even though some decisions were taken by the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Act has not indicated precisely what steps they are going to take to control factors that are causing air pollution,” a bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said.

Source - The Indian Express

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