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 Air pollution: NGT favours committee for emergency action plan

Source: Deccan Herald, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Nov 9, 2016 : "We propose a committee comprising Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh who shall meet once in two months and prepare an action plan for implementation of directions on air pollution," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

The green panel asked the state governments to classify different levels of pollution while asking the Chief Secretaries to take disciplinary action against officials who were not executing the orders on air pollution. "Have any of the states ever thought of how to deal with the pollution? What kind of pollution do you anticipate? We are asking you whether any of your wise officers have ever sat together to classify different levels of pollution? It may be poor, bad, hazardous or emergency. These are different levels of pollution. Have any of them applied their mind on this?

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