Govt to bring new law to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR
Source: PTI, Date: , 2020
The government will soon bring in a new
law to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR, a top official from the ministry of
environment said on Monday. "The new law will be only for Delhi and NCR.
It will come out soon. I cannot comment on what penalties it will entail. It's
a new law to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR region only. Air Act is for the nation
and it will be as it is," Environment Secretary R.P. Gupta told PTI.
The response from him came after the
Supreme Court, which had raised concern over the worsening air quality in
Delhi-NCR, was told by the Centre that it will bring a new legislation to curb
pollution and submit a proposal before it in four days.
A layer of poisonous haze lingered over
the national capital on Monday as the air quality in the city was recorded in
the "very poor" category for the fourth consecutive day.
Delhi's air quality is predicted to remain
in the 'very poor' category till October 31.
The city recorded a 24-hour average air
quality index (AQI) of 353 on Monday. It was 349 on Sunday, 345 on Saturday and
366 on Friday.