Plea in HC to stop stubble burning by Punjab, Haryana amid COVID-19 issues in Delhi : The Tribune India

2020/09 28 09:09

New Delhi, September 28 

The Delhi Excessive Court docket Monday sought the Centre’s response on a plea searching for quick steps to stop stubble burning within the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana on the grounds it could irritate COVID-19 associated issues.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued discover to the Centre on an utility which contended that stubble burning would improve the air air pollution drastically within the nationwide capital and will additional irritate the well being issues within the metropolis in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

The applying was moved by Sudhir Mishra, an advocate, who urged the court docket that the central authorities be directed to coordinate a gathering between chief secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to deal with the difficulty.

Throughout the listening to, Mishra advised the court docket that stubble burning has already began in Punjab and Haryana.

The Centre advised the bench that regardless of instructions of the respective state governments to not interact in stubble burning or face penalties for violation, the farmers have been doing it.

The court docket listed the matter for listening to on October 22 and requested the central authorities to seek out out if any related matter was pending earlier than the Supreme Court docket.

The applying was filed by Mishra in his fundamental PIL moved in 2015 searching for instructions to the Centre to take quick steps to manage rising air air pollution within the nationwide capital.

He has claimed that there’s a direct connection between the rise in air air pollution and the rise in COVID-19 instances in Delhi. —PTI 

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