NGT raps Delhi govt over air pollution, summons environment secretaries of 4 states
Source: Indian Express, Date: November , 2016
New Delhi, Nov 4, 2016 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday asked the Central Pollution Control Board and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to take steps to control and curb the pollution. The Tribunal also summoned the Environment Secretary of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan over pollution increase in the region and asked Environment Secretaries of all the four states to submit a report on burning of agricultural residues and pollution control to the tribunal by November 8. Taking suo motu cognizance of the matter, the tribunal had on Thursday directed Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma to hold a meeting urgently with all the concerned authorities. The NGT’s directive came while hearing a case related to the rising menace of Chikungunya and Dengue. During the hearing the Delhi government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) had argued that the presence of mosquitoes declined drastically after Diwali.