Five SC rebukes that show governments not serious about Delhi’s air

The apex court has repeatedly cracked on Delhi and neighbouring state governments for not being able to curb air pollution in the capital city

By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 25 November 2019
Heavy smog over Delhi Photo: Vikas Choudhary__

The Supreme Court has emerged as the most effective air pollution-fighting agency in Delhi. If one tracks its verdicts/orders, it has been 20 years since the apex court has been monitoring and directing on air pollution in Delhi. A selection of its recent outbursts indicates how frustrating it has been to get governments to take effective steps to curb air pollution in the capital city

Why are people being forced to live in gas chambers? It is better to kill them all in one go, get explosives in 15 bags at one go. Why should people suffer all this?

While being apprised on the status of stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab | November 25

In our view, little constructive efforts have been made by the government and other stakeholders to find a solution to the problem

While taking note of widespread stubble burning in neighbouring states | November 13

Don’t you feel ashamed that flights are being diverted and citizens are not safe even in their homes

When a thick smog layer engulfed the national capital | November 6

Why do you call it air emergency? This is worse than 'The Emergency'. Emergency days were better

When state governments blamed each other for Delhi’s pollution | November 4

We do not want to know your name. We do not want any lectures. What is the roadmap? We are interested in actual work

When Uttar Pradesh chief secretary submitted the state’s status report | November 5

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