The Supreme Court to monitor the steps related to the burning of the straw that caused pollution in Delhi-NCR, one of its former judges Justice Madan B. A member committee of Lokur has been constituted. The Lokur Committee will submit its report on the incidents of stubble burning to the Supreme Court after the holiday of Dussehra.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde ordered that all officials of the Delhi and Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority report to the Justice Lokur Committee.
The Supreme Court said that the National Cadet Corps (NCC), Bharat Scouts and Guides and National Service Scheme (NSS) were also deployed in those areas to help the Lokur Committee to monitor incidents of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Go These mobile teams will give notice of fire in the fields, on the basis of which officers will take action.
Supreme Court appoints Justice (retd) Madan B Lokur, a former judge of the top court, to act as the one-man monitoring committee to prevent stubble burning in states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh pic.twitter.com/y3SnZsyI73
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The order of the Supreme Court has come on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by two young environmentalists, which demanded that immediate steps be taken to prevent burning of stubble. The petitioners claimed that despite court supervision, the states were not taking adequate action to curb this menace.
Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the petitioners, said that the farm fires (incidents of stubble burning) had increased five-fold this year and an urgent order would be needed to stop it, as the problem remained unbearable until the court reopens. Can create a situation. The lawyer suggested appointing Justice Lokur for this.
The court also heard the states of Punjab and Haryana and said in its order that even though adequate steps have been taken, preventive steps need to be taken amid increasing pollution in Delhi-NCR. Justice A. s. A bench of Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian said that we are concerned that citizens of Delhi and NCR should breathe good and clean air.
Along with this, the Supreme Court directed the Chief Secretaries of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to assist the Lokur Committee in monitoring the fields in which the straw is burnt. The court has asked the committee to provide all assistance and to arrange for the security of infrastructure, transport and mobile teams.