Added on : 2023-11-07 16:23:00
The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan governments over stubble burning, saying that Delhi cannot be made to go through severe air pollution year after year. "What is the solution? Delhi can’t be made to go through this," the top court bench said.
Justice Kaul told Punjab AG that the state needs to "stop the fire". "Your administration must to do. Your local SHO must be held responsible. From today onwards, they must start working on it," he said.
The bench also asked Delhi government about the measures taken to stop vehicles entering the national capital. Vehicular pollution is one of the major sources of pollution in the city.
The top court then asked the advocate appearing for the Centre that the states must be helped to "shift to an alternative crop (to paddy)" to avoid farm fires. "I don't know you get all the officers... we are on zero patience on this...," Justice Kaul said.