New Delhi: The principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday, took suo moto cognizance of rising air pollution in Delhi. The Tribunal referred to various newspaper reports that highlighted the deteriorating air quality index.
The bench headed by NGT’s chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava aso comprising Dr A Senthil Vel in an order passed on October 20, 2023 stated that “having regard to the concern expressed in the media reports, we have taken this matter in suo motu exercise.”
Let notice be issued to the respondents and respondents are expected to fire their action taken report on controlling air pollution from different sources in Delhi in accordance with GRAP to maintain AQI in acceptable range to safeguard public health in view of winter season ahead, stated the bench of NGT.
The Tribunal has fixed November 8, 2023 for hearing the matter in detail.