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

Lawstreet Journal 24 Nov 2021 6:09pm

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that advance measures must be taken with respect to the Delhi's air quality crisis, on the basis of anticipation about wind pattern and scientific model based on the air pollution levels in different seasons, instead of waiting for taking emergency steps after the air quality has become severe. 

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

The bench said that "The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas", a statutory body created last year to deal with the air pollution crisis in Delhi-NCR, must take advance measures in anticipation based on scientific data and statistical models. 

The Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta informed that the Air Quality Index of Delhi today morning was 290, which is an improvement from the critical figure of 403 of last week. The Delhi's air quality situation is slightly improving, and in view of this, the ban on construction activities has been lifted with effect from November 22, the Solicitor General of India informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The SG was apprising the bench about the decisions taken by the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas in its meeting held on November 21.

While the SG was reading out the other measures adopted by the Commission, Justice Chandrachud intervened to say "These are… Continue Reading...


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