NGT directs chief secretaries of states with dipped AQI to submit action taken report | India News

MUMBAI: The Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal, principal bench at New Delhi on Monday in suo motu motion, directed chief secretaries of the States the place the cities AQI has dipped to extreme, very poor and poor, to take fast remedial motion and submit motion taken report earlier than the Tribunal on or earlier than November 10. Navi Mumbai and Thane featured within the checklist the place air high quality dipped to poor on November 1, mentioned the order, citing Air High quality bulletins of Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB).
The NGT bench of Justice Prakash Shrivastava, chairperson with Justice Sudhir Agarwal, judicial member and A Senthil Vel, the professional member took up the difficulty of air air pollution on their very own after noting that CPCB information for various cities from October 20 to November 1 displays a ‘critical situation’’ in varied cities requiring fast motion to stop and management air air pollution.
The experiences confirmed that there are numerous cities the place the air high quality index dipped to “very poor” and even to “extreme” stage.
For instance, a perusal of the air high quality index (AQI) of November 1, the NGT order mentioned, disclosed ‘extreme’ ranges in Hanumangarh, Fatehabad and Hisar. The degrees had been ‘very poor’ in a number of locations together with Faridabad, Better Noida, Noida, Rohtak and Sri Ganganagar other than Delhi.
In 41 locations together with Amritsar, Ankleshwar, Baddi, Ballabgarh, Bathinda, Bharatpur, Bhiwadi, Bhopal, Bikaner, Bulandshahr, Bundi, Dhanbad, Dharuhera, Ghaziabad, Gurugram Gwalior, Jhansi, Jhunjhunu, Karnal, Khurja, Kota, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Manesar, Navi Mumbai, Panipat, Patna, Purnia, Rajgir, Sirsa, Sonipat, Thane, Tonk and Vapi , the air high quality has dipped to “poor” stage, the NGT recorded.
In 2018, appearing on a Occasions of India information article about clear air in 102 cities, the NGT had taken up the trigger and in April 2021 constituted an eight member job drive headed and coordinated by secretary, MoEF&CC to observe the remedial steps to enhance the standing of air high quality in Non-Attained Cities (NACs) in step with the motion plan already ready and permitted by the Knowledgeable Committee on the route of the Tribunal.
The NGT instructions had included monitoring of all “related points, together with highway mud management by acceptable sprinkling of water (using handled water, as a substitute of potable water), planting herbs and shrubs, and all sources of air pollution, together with fireplace crackers.’’
The NGT thus added as events and issued discover to chief secretaries of the involved States, chairman, Fee for Air High quality Administration (CAQM), member secretary, CPCB and Nationwide Job Pressure via its head Secretary, MoEF&CC.
The NGT will hear the matter on Friday.

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