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 List steps planned to tackle pollution: Supreme Court tells Centre

Source: Deccan Chronicle, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Nov 9, 2016 : Observing that the air pollution in the capital is a “public health emergency as the limits have gone beyond the human permissible levels”, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to devise a common minimum graded response to tackle the menace. The apex court has been monitoring the air pollution issue and has passed a series of orders in the last one year to effectively control pollution. Hearing a report of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), a three-judge Bench comprising the Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justices A.K. Sikri and S.A. Bobde expressed great concern over the alarming levels of pollution in the national capital region. Terming it as a public health emergency, the court asked the Centre to come with a disaster response mechanism that will be put in place when air pollution level begins to increase.

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