Supreme Court directs central government to propose steps to prevent stubble burning in states – Supreme Court directive to Center, come up with concrete plan to stop stubble burning

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Stubble burning is considered the main cause of pollution in Delhi in surrounding states (symbolic photo)

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  • Center has filed affidavit regarding air pollution in Delhi
  • The petitioner’s lawyer said, there is no plan for this next year
  • SC hearing on the petition filed against burning stubble

new Delhi:

Air Pollution in Delhi-NCR: In case of air pollution in Delhi-NCR (Air Pollution in Delhi-NCR) Supreme Court Has asked the central government to file an affidavit with a concrete plan to prevent further burning of stubble. In fact, petitioner’s lawyer Vikas Singh said that there is no plan in the government’s affidavit about the plan for the year ahead. The Supreme Court is hearing a petition filed against burning of stubble in Delhi and NCR. The Center has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding air pollution in Delhi.

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The central government said in its report that in Punjab this year there has been an increase of more than 44 percent in cases of stubble burning compared to 2019. The report also said that in 2020, there has been a 25 per cent reduction in stubble burning in Haryana. The Center said in its report that there are six districts in Punjab, which contribute the most. These districts are Sangrur, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Moga, Ludhiana and Muktsar. All the six districts have seen an increase in incidents of stubble burning since 2019.

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According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) model of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, air pollution in Delhi between October to December contributes 42 per cent. The Central Government has filed these answers under the directions of the Supreme Court to implement the steps taken by the Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) constituted to tackle air pollution in the national capital.

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