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Every winter, #DelhiPollution spikes drastically, partly due to the stubble burning activities in neighbouring states.

Now, @NASA has captured satellite images depicting stubble plumes gushing towards #Delhi.


📸: Lauren Dauphin/NASA Earth Obsv.
#StubbleBurning is the process whereby farmers get rid of crop residues by torching them up, so as to create space for a fresh batch of crops. This annual activity leads to the exacerbation of recurring seasonal pollution.

📸: Piyal Bhattacharjee/TOI, BCCL, Delhi
The images captured by @NASA underline the magnitude of the #StubbleBurning problem by depicting a massive ‘river of smoke’ originating from fires in Punjab, Haryana and even north Pakistan, stretching towards Delhi.

📸: Lauren Dauphin/NASA Earth Obsv.
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#SupremeCourt to shortly hear petitions concerning rising levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR #DelhiAirPollution @ArvindKejriwal
Union of India has informed #SupremeCourt that rather than implementing work from home as suggested by top court it would rather put in place vehicle pooling system to reduce vehicular pollution for govt officers
After the emergency meeting it was decided that truck entry will not be permitted in Delhi upto Nov 21,2021
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'Situation so bad, we are wearing masks even at home,' says the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana as the Supreme Court begins hearing a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
"Problem is incentivisation. If you are not giving incentives to farmers for alternatives, then things cannot change. Enforcement cannot happen just like that," says Justice DY Chandrachud on #StubbleBurning as the Supreme Court hears a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
"Become fashion for every government to bash #farmers; emergency situation right now and needs immediate measures," says Justice Surya Kant as the Supreme Court hears a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
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(Stubble burning issue)

A week after CJI SA Bobde led bench had stated it would peruse the ordinance passed by Centre to tackle the issue of #stubbleburning , #SupremeCourt to resume hearing in the case

Centre excercising powers under Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020, has constituted a body to be known as the Commission for Air Quality Management in National
Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.
SG: We have made appointments to the commission under the ordinance

SC: we will hear this after vacations. But ensure that there is no #smog in the city

Senior Adv Vikas Singh: please state that any person suffering from health issues then SG Mehta will be responsible
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Supreme Court to resume hearing the case concerning #stubbleburning issue in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Yersterday night President Ram Nath Kovind signed the ordinance to tackle air pollution and to monitor and improve air quality in Delhi-NCR

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta: We have come out with a law, the ordinance is promulgated today.

CJI: we would like to look at ordinance before passing any order. Even the petitioners would like to see. Let's hear it next Friday
Senior Adv Vikas Singh: The situation will get worse by next week

CJI: we will hear you Mr Singh and the Solicitor General too and look at the points made by you. This is not an adversarial litigation
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Supreme Court Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde begins hearing a PIL highlighting the issue of #stubbleburning taking place in states of #Punjab, #Haryana and #UttarPradesh.
SG Tushar Mehta: Central government has taken a holistic view and several ad hoc steps have been taken.

Central government is considering bringing a legislation on the issue which will put body in place with participants from all affected areas.

#SupremeCourt #StubbleBurning
CJI: Welcome step, this is something that government should have acted on. This is not a matter for PIL... The only issue is people are choking because of pollution and it is something which must be curbed.

Mehta: Must be curbed on war footing.
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#SupremeCourt takes up for hearing petition highlighting the issue of stubble burning in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Bench led by CJI SA Bobde is hearing the petition.

#stubbleburning #AirPollution #Punjab #Haryana #UttarPradesh
Senior Counsel Vikas Singh for the petitioner tells the Court that the State of Punjab has filed an affidavit while States of Haryana and UP have not.

Singh argues that something needs to be done.

CJI: Don't say "something", you make specific prayers
Singh: The prayer in my petition is that a one man commission of Justice (retd) Madan Lokur can be appointed because he has dealt with many environment issues... Because state agencies and EPCA etc are not empowered and don't have any teeth to take action.

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