Delhi’s deteriorating air high quality has compelled folks to put on masks even at their houses, Chief Justice NV Ramana mentioned immediately because the Supreme Court was listening to a petition on air air pollution within the nationwide capital.
“You see how unhealthy the scenario is….even in our homes, we’re sporting masks,” the Chief Justice mentioned.
Assuring that steps are being taken to cease stubble burning, the central authorities, placing the onus on Punjab, and advised the courtroom, “We’re taking steps to cease stubble burning. However in (the) final five-six days the sort of air pollution, we’ve seen is due to (the) stubble burning in Punjab. The state authorities must buckle up… stubble burning (is) taking place in farms.”
To this, Chief Justice Ramana replied, “Why are you projecting like air pollution is due to farmers? It is just sure proportion of air pollution. What about the remaining? What are you doing to manage the air pollution in Delhi? We’ve got nothing to do with which authorities ….state or centre.You inform us what’s your correct plan…not about 2-3 days.”
Nonetheless, Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta, representing the centre, later clarified, “We’re not saying that it is solely farmers. We by no means mentioned that.”
If farmers will not get an incentive, a change is unlikely, Justice DY Chandrachud identified, including, “Enforcement cannot occur similar to that.”