Prabhakar Mishra, New Delhi: While hearing the matter of pollution in the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of India said that we all are seeing how bad the situation is today (in the matter of pollution), do not want to go into any pros and cons.
The counsel for the Delhi government said that the affidavit has been filed on behalf of the Delhi government. On behalf of the Central Government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the detail affidavit has been filed.
After this, the CJI asked the central government that what step has been taken regarding the stubble? The Chief Justice said that pollution is a burning issue, masks have to be worn even at home.
The Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the contention of the Central Government that the air has become bad due to stubble. The Chief Justice asked the Solicitor General that you are saying that only farmers are responsible for pollution. What happened about the ban on firecrackers on Diwali, what happened to stop pollution by vehicles? He asked the government to tell us what is the immediate way to stop pollution?
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of the Central Government, said that farmers have no other way but to burn stubble, to which the Supreme Court said, “You are saying as if only farmers are responsible for pollution, you Tell what steps have been taken to check pollution.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that we are not saying that only farmers are responsible for pollution, but stubble causes 30-40 percent pollution.
first published:Nov. 13, 2021, 11:07 a.m.