Odd-Even may not be a permanent solution, how will people breathe: SC
New Delhi, Nov 15: Following the major pollution menace that has completely choked New Delhi for a month now, the Supreme Court on Friday condemned the Delhi government for delaying in controlling pollution.
Reportedly, after the air quality index viewed 465, a thick layer smog was seen covering Delhi for the fourth consecutive day, the SC expressed its concern while it observed that the Odd-Even scheme has failed.
The apex court said that the Odd-Even shall not be a permanent solution, while the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in it's statement said that the cars comprising 3 percent of pollution levels. Among the other contributors to the increasing pollution levels are- Garbage dumping, construction wastes, and road dust are some of the major components for this rising menace.
The court also questions the Delhi government that Delhi is suffering badly and the Air Quality Index (AQI) is almost 600 so far, How will people breathe?
Central Pollution Control Board to Supreme Court: Cars are contributing 3 per cent to pollution levels and all the vehicles combined contributing 28 per cent to it. https://t.co/kqsDydZBAW— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2019
Besides this, the CPCB also stated to the apex court that while cars were contributing 3 per cent to pollution levels in Delhi, all vehicles combined contributed 28 per cent.
Earlier, when the Delhi government was questioned regarding if their odd-even scheme has brought any relief from pollution, they said to SC that pollution levels are reduced by 5-15 per cent due to the scheme.
The Delhi government also said that the main culprit of Delhi pollution is the stubble burning by the farmers.
On this day regarding the rising pollution in Delhi-NCR the apex court also summoned higher authorities like the chief secretaries of the three neighbouring North Indian states- Punjab, Haryana, UP and the national capital Delhi .
Regarding the measures taken to control the pollution, all the three states and the national capital have been directed to file an affidavit by November 25.