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SC approves Centre’s graded response action plan to tackle pollution in Delhi-NCR

ProMASS: Dec 03, 2016: Supreme Court has accorded its nod to the Centre’s graded response action plan to tackle different levels of pollution and asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to upgrade its existing infrastructure and set up additional monitoring stations in Delhi-NCR within six months. It also directed the Centre to examine within four weeks about harmful effects of petroleum coke and furnace oil used in industries and power generation plants in NCR and issue appropriate directions in this regard.

Earlier, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has submitted in the Supreme Court its action plan to tackle the menace of air pollution and recommended slew of measures including ban on construction activities. CPCB also recommended stringent enforcement/stoppage of garbage burning in landfills and other places and impose heavy fines on person responsible for such offences besides strict check on pollution under control norms.The pollution monitoring body told the bench that it classified the different levels of air pollution namely moderate to poor, very poor, severe and emergency based on the levels of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 and 10 in the ambient air quality.



Courtesy: AIRNEWS

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