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National Green Tribunal Issues Notice to 18 States and Union Territories to Expand the Scope off Hearing in Cases Against the Use of Firecrackers in Delhi NCR

Lawstreet Journal 6 Nov 2020 12:01am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary National Green Tribunal Issues Notice to 18 States and Union Territories to Expand the Scope off Hearing in Cases Against the Use of Firecrackers in Delhi NCR

National Green Tribunal has decided to consider measures for improving the air quality in as many as eighteen States and Union Territory in addition to Delhi NCR. The bench on November 4, 2020 headed by National Green Tribunal Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has decided to expand the scope of proceedings in a batch of petitions seeking remedial action against pollution by use of fire crackers in NCR. 

The Tribunal has said that "The scope of proceeding may need to be extended beyond NCR so as to suggest that in all the concerned state where air quality is not satisfactory may consider taking action on the pattern of action taken by State of Orissa and Rajasthan".The State of Orissa and the State of Rajasthan have issued a notification prohibiting the sale and use of firecrackers in respective state.

Now the title of the case has been changed to "Tribunal on its own motion".

The Bench also said that it has to consider directions to prohibit the use of fire crackers during the period when air quality is beyond the threshold in 122 non-attainment cities. 

The Bench also comprised of Judicial Member S K Singh and Expert Member SS Garbyal and Nagin Nandu who sought response from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Assam , Bihar, Chandigarh , Chhattisgarh , Chandigarh , Gujarat , Himachal Pradesh , Jammu and Kashmir , Jharkhand , Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh , Maharashtra , Meghalaya, Nagaland , Tamil Nadu , Telangana , Uttarakhand and West Bengal. Earlier the National Green Tribunal… Continue Reading...


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