An emergency meeting will be held today on the deteriorating conditions due to pollution, these four states will join with the Center
The strict stand of the Supreme Court is in front of everyone on the level of increasing pollution in Delhi and its surrounding areas. Now on the directions of the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, the Center is going to hold an emergency meeting with the neighboring states on this issue. The purpose of this meeting is to look into and resolve the measures due to which the situation is getting worse. The meeting to be held today will include Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. Based on the results of this meeting, the Center has to prepare an action plan to fight pollution and present it before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The next hearing in the matter is on Wednesday.
During the hearing held first on Saturday and then on Monday, the Supreme Court had expressed serious concern over the deteriorating situation. The Supreme Court had asked the Center and the Delhi government to tell the court what steps they have taken to check pollution. However, during the hearing in the court itself, there was a tussle between the two governments. The Solicitor General, appearing in this matter on behalf of the Center, said that the Delhi government is spending exorbitantly on advertising, while not taking measures to prevent pollution. At the same time, the Delhi government said that due to the burning of stubble in neighboring states, the air of Delhi is getting worse. On this, it was said from the center that stubble contributes only to a maximum of ten percent in pollution.
The Delhi government had agreed during the hearing on Monday on the option of lockdown suggested by the Supreme Court in the last hearing. In an affidavit, the Delhi government said that its only option is lockdown. Along with this, it was also appealed from the Delhi government that this lockdown should not only be done in Delhi but also in the surrounding areas. Only then can it be beneficial. The court had also suggested the option of stopping the movement of vehicles to the governments.