SC to hear CSE plea on pollution in Delhi-NCR

SC will hear CSE director Sunita Narain's plea over the rising levels of pollution in Delhi.

Published: 10th November 2016 08:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2016 08:01 AM   |  A+A-


A group of citizens protest against air pollution at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday | PTI


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) director Sunita Narain's plea over the rising levels of pollution in Delhi.
The apex court earlier on November 8 noted Narain's suggestions and a bench comprising of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and L. Nageswara Rao agreed to hear the matter.
Narain has told the court that there has been no effective implementation of the directions issued by the apex court last year.
Narain wanted the court to monitor the implementation of its directions.
The court was also given a report by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority for NCR on the state of air pollution in the national capital.
The Delhi Government on Sunday unveiled a slew of steps, including closure of all schools for three days, to battle unprecedented smog levels that have drastically cut visibility and turned the national capital into a virtual gas chamber.

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