Air pollution Delhi-NCR: SC to continue hearing case today

24-11-2021

New Delhi, Nov 24 (UNI) The Supreme Court will on Wednesday continue hearing Delhi-NCR pollution case, as it had asked the Central Government and other state machineries to convene meetings appropriately and take necessary and effective steps to combat the current emergency situation caused by air pollution.

The Supreme Court's three-judge bench, headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and also comprising Justices Dr Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud and Surya Kant, had asked the Central Government to take immediate measures by conveneing necessary meetings of the Central government with necessary states and to address the alarming pollution situation.

Taking a serious view of the severe air pollution in Delhi and NCR, the Supreme Court had on November 13, said that urgent measures needed to be taken immediately, after the Solicitor General (SG), Tushar Mehta, senior law officer appearing for the Central government, had told the Apex Court that the ambient air condition may turn to emergency levels.

On one of the hearings, the CJI led bench of the Supreme Court, had observed that "We have been forced to wear masks at home also and the situation is very serious."