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SC Appoints Justice Madan B Lokur Committee to Monitor and Suggest Steps to Prevent Stubble Burning in Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 19 Oct 2020 6:33pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary SC Appoints Justice Madan B Lokur Committee to Monitor and Suggest Steps to Prevent Stubble Burning in Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh [READ ORDER]

The Supreme Court on Friday (October 16, 2020) appointed retired apex court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur as a one-man committee to take steps for preventing stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh which is a source of pollution in the Delhi-national capital region (NCR).

Accepting the Suggestions made in the plea by a Class XII Student Aditya Dubey to appoint a one-man committee by a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun saying that, “We just want that people of Delhi-NCR can breathe fresh air without any pollution, to prevent stubble burning and methods for preventing burning of stubble in the states”.

The Court further observed that the NCC, NSS & Bharat Scouts & Guides be deployed in the respective states for assisting in the monitoring of stubble burning in the agricultural areas in the states

We trust that the authorities in charge shall place them at the disposal of the "Lokur Committee" for this purpose. In addition, we direct that the teams already in existence in Punjab & Haryana meant for preventing stubble burning shall report to & take instructions from the Lokur Committee. We direct that the States shall provide adequate facilities to the Committee for carrying out its job including secretarial assistance and transportation if necessary" - Supreme Court

During this observation, the bench stated that the states of Punjab, UP and Haryana should provide adequate transportation to the volunteers and the committee should submit the report to the bench as and when required. The… Continue Reading...


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