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'Don’t Wait For Delhi Air Quality To Become Severe; Take Advanced Measures Based On Scientific Model': Supreme Court

Lawstreet Journal 26 Nov 2021 5:12pm

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The SC has observed that advanced measures must be taken with respect to Delhi’s air quality crisis, on the basis of wind pattern and scientific models based on air pollution levels in different seasons.

A bench comprising the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Surya Kant observed the above while hearing a matter seeking emergency steps to control the worsening air quality situation in Delhi. 

The Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta said that the air quality of Delhi was slightly improving as a result of which the ban on construction activities has been lifted with effect from November 22, the SG informed the SC.

While the SG was reading out the other measures adopted by the Commission, Justice Chandrachud intervened to say "These are all ad-hoc measures. The commission has to do a scientific study by having statistical models. You have the wind pattern for next 7 days. You have to take measures consistent with the wind direction. What are the steps you need to take, and what will be impact of those steps for the next 7 days? Somebody has to conduct that study. It must be science based". The Solicitor General agreed to the suggestion.

The Chief Justice of India observed that the improvement in the air quality was majorly due to the reduction in the wind speed over the last few days. The CJI said that the bench is not disposing of the matter and will continue monitoring the situation.… Continue Reading...

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