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Impose WFH, pursue farmers to stop stubble burning for a week: SC on Delhi air pollution

15/11/2021 at 6:02 PM


New Delhi, Nov 15: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the National Task Force on air quality to hold a meeting tomorrow and suggest what can be done about the major factors contributing to air pollution. The court also asked the Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana to be present for tomorrow’s emergency meeting by the Centre.

The SC also directed the Centre and States of Delhi-NCR regions to impose work from home (WFH) for the meantime. The Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to be present for the emergency meeting.

The matter will be heard on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the executive meeting that was held earlier. “This is not the way we expected an executive emergency meeting to be held. It is unfortunate that we have to set the agenda. The sum and substance is construction, power, transport, dust, and stubble burning are the issues. Ask the committee created and decide how to implement the action plan by tomorrow evening,” the court said.

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