- NGT Takes Cognisance of Delhi's Air Quality
- NGT Takes Cognisance of Delhi's Air Quality
- Delhi Air Quality Bad Despite Fall in Stubble Burning: Agri Minister
- Delhi Air Quality Better Today: Manish Sisodia
- Delhiites Complied With Odd-even, Only 192 Challans: AAP
- 'I Would Urge All Delhiites to to Come Forwards: Atishi
- Punjab, Haryana Govt Given 1,100 Cr for Stubble Cutting Equipment
- Next Hearing on November 6: SC
- No Power Cut in Delhi, Haryana, UP, Punjab Till Further Orders: SC
- SC Orders Publicity of Directions, Rs 1 Lakh Fine on Trash Burning
- Submit Data on Odd-even Scheme: SC
- SC Summons Chief Secys of Punjab, Haryana, UP
- Farmer Can't Claim Right to Burn Stubble, Says SC
- Studies Advising People to Leave Delhi: SC
- What's the Logic Behind Odd-Even? : SC
- 'This is Worse Than Emergency'
“Why are crops still being burnt? This happens every year and the government doesn't do anything. We will call all those responsible here and settle it now,” the court said, adding that it would now monitor stubble burning. The bench was told by senior advocate Aparajita Singh, who is assisting the apex court as an amicus curiae in the air pollution matter, that as per the Centre's affidavit crop burning has gone up by 7 per cent in Punjab and is down by 17 per cent in Haryana.
AAP Spokesperson Dr Ajoy Kumar tells News18, "There is no bickering. Till Oct 15 the air in Delhi is clean then suddenly it goes bad drastically, therefore the reasons causing it is surely external."
#RightToBreathe - There is no bickering. Till Oct 15 the air in Delhi is clean then suddenly it goes bad drastically, therefore the reasons causing it is surely external: Dr Ajoy Kumar (Spokesperson, AAP) tells @SiddiquiMaha on #Viewpoint. pic.twitter.com/bEODlApZk3— News18 (@CNNnews18) November 4, 2019
"Delhites have always supported us in every stringent action that we have taken. Prevention of dengue became a mass movement & hence reduced the number of cases & today the people have shown overwhelming support," Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tells News18.
#RightToBreathe | Delhites have always supported us in every stringent action that we have taken. Prevention of dengue became a mass movement & hence reduced the number of cases & today the people have shown overwhelming support: @ArvindKejriwal tells @rupashreenanda pic.twitter.com/0zQKFQsQdB— News18 (@CNNnews18) November 4, 2019
Delhi Air Quality Bad Despite Fall in Stubble Burning: Agri Minister | Union Agriculture Minioster Narendra SIngh Tomar sais that the problem of air pollution "unfortunately" still persists in the national capital despite a fall in stubble burning incidents after the launch of a central scheme. He asked the state governments to identify other causes for the rising pollution and take measures. Machines are being provided in villages and "there has been reduction in stubble burning. Its contribution to pollution has also come down," he said. "I have written to the state chief ministers for proper implementation of the scheme. I hope state governments will do," he added.
Delhi Air Quality Better Today: Manish Sisodia | The air quality in Deli was much bettwe today, Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said. He added that at 4 pm it was only 93.
Delhiites Complied With Odd-even, Only 192 Challans: AAP | Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia says, "People of Delhi have owned up the Odd-Even scheme. There has been high level of compliance till now. The first day has been highly successful. Total 192 challans have been issued today till now."
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: People of Delhi have owned up the #OddEven scheme. There has been high level of compliance till now. The first day has been highly successful. Total 192 challans have been issued today till now. pic.twitter.com/4ToKX6fnxc— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2019
'I Would Urge All Delhiites to to Come Forwards: Atishi | AAP legislator Atishi Marlena speaks to News18, and says, "When there is an emergency then emergency measures should be taken. I would really like to urge Delhiites to come forward."
#EXCLUSIVE – When there is an emergency then emergency measures should be taken. I would really like to urge Delhiites to come forward: Atishi Marlena tells CNN-News18’s @rupashreenanda.#RightToBreathe pic.twitter.com/eW8bJXz3wJ— News18 (@CNNnews18) November 4, 2019
Responding to a lawyer's appeal to let no diesel generators run, Justice Deepak Gupta says, " We'll do that. But next we may ask what about your big cars & air-conditioners. Why do ACs run all the time? And on 18°? In Japan, there is a technology ACs can't go below 25° but here? Everyone must contribute."
Lawyer: Let no diesel generators (DGs) run.— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) November 4, 2019
Justice Deepak Gupta: We'll do that. But next we may ask what about your big cars & air-conditioners. Why do ACs run all the time? And on 18°? In Japan, there is a technology ACs can't go below 25° but here? Everyone must contribute..
Punjab, Haryana Govt Given 1,100 Cr for Stubble Cutting Equipment | According to government sources, Rs 1,100 crore has been given to Haryana and Punjab in the last couple of years in order to incentivise farmers to purchase machines for cutting crop stubble instead of burning it. The CPCB also issued a public alert and did a technical briefing.
Lawyer representing Haryana government asks the Supreme Court to let the state's additional chief secretary be present in Court on Wednesday, in view of the state assembly being in session. The SC replies saying, "Let Chief Secretary be here..be here..be here. We will postpone your assembly otherwise."
In the #DelhiPollution matter, #Haryana Govt lawyer says let Addl Chief Secretary come on Wednesday instead of teh Chief Secretary since the assembly is in session.— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) November 4, 2019
Justice Arun Mishra: "Let Chief Secretary be here..be here..be here. We will postpone your assembly otherwise."
No Power Cut in Delhi, Haryana, UP, Punjab Till Further Orders: SC | The Supreme Court ordered thgat no further power cuts be made in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh till it further orders to stop use of diesel generators.
SC Orders Publicity of Directions, Rs 1 Lakh Fine on Trash Burning | The Supreme Court has ordered that its directions be widely publicised, and a fine of Rs 1 lakh be imposed on garbage burning. A fine of Rs 5,000 has been imposed on dumping trash in Delhi-NCR.
Rs 1 lakh fine for garbage burning, construction activities while Rs 5000 fine for garbage dumping in #Delhi-NCR.— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) November 4, 2019
SC also orders wide publicity of its directions by governments in #Delhi, #Punjab, #Haryana and #UttarPradesh.#DelhiPollution#DelhiChokes
UP Minister Dara Singh, referring to implementation of the odd-even scheme in Uttar Pradesh says, "The traffic police and the DGP have been instructed to fully implement the odd-even scheme. The police department will decide when the scheme will be put into effect."
UP Minister Dara Singh Chauhan on being asked about implementation of #OddEven scheme in UP: Is par nirdesh de diye gaye hain traffic police ko aur DGP ko ki puri tarike se odd even ko laagu kariye. Ab ispe police department ke log bata sakte hain isko kab se laagu kar rahe hain. pic.twitter.com/S7JriabIRn— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 4, 2019
Submit Data on Odd-even Scheme: SC | The Supreme Court further orders the Delhi government to submit data on the odd-even scheme by Friday, showing how it has fared.
SC Summons Chief Secys of Punjab, Haryana, UP | The Supreme Court has summoned chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and UP on Wednesday. Police departments and local administrations in all states ordered to ensure not even a single incident of crop stubble burning takes place. Chief secretaries, police commissioners and all other officials shall be held personally responsible if any incident of stubble burning takes place in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. States to also explain why should they not compensate for failing to contain the menace.
Studies Advising People to Leave Delhi: SC | The Supreme Court says that many studies have asked people to leave Delhi and not return as the air quality has worsened drastically.
#SupremeCourt is dictating its order now, notes it is a shocking state of affairs where right to life is violated, life span of people is being reduced in #Delhi. SC adds there are studies advising people to leave #Delhi or not to come back. #DelhiChokes#DelhiPollution— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) November 4, 2019
What's the Logic Behind Odd-Even? : SC | Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra asks Delhi Govt what the logic behind re-introducing the odd-even scheme is. "Banning diesel vehicles we can understand, but what is the point of odd-even scheme," he said.
Supreme Court on air pollution: Justice Arun Mishra to Delhi Government - What is the logic behind odd-even scheme? Banning diesel vehicles we can understand, but what is the point of odd-even scheme pic.twitter.com/xNrKuzdazs— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2019
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Meanwhile, the odd-even scheme in the national capital kicked in from 8am today as pollution levels peaked to a three-year high in Delhi and a thick smog enveloped the city, prompting hundreds of distraught people to say they wanted to leave the city due to poor air quality. On Monday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) showed major pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 were both at 500 — in the ‘severe' category.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the national capital's 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) stood at 494 at 4pm on Sunday, the highest since November 6, 2016, when it was 497.
The apocalyptic haze stiffened its choke on Delhi and satellite towns as scattered rains on Saturday increased humidity, leading to smog and a cloud cover preventing sun rays from warming the ground. Low visibility due to smog at the Delhi airport led to diversion of 37 flights.
In order to curb pollution, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged citizens to support the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme, in which only even-numbered non-transport vehicles allowed on Delhi roads on the first day of the exercise.
नमस्ते दिल्ली! प्रदूषण कम करने के लिए आज से Odd Even शुरू हो रहा है। अपने लिए, अपने बच्चों की सेहत के लिए और अपने परिवार की साँसों के लिए Odd Even का ज़रूर पालन करें। कार शेयर करें। इस से दोस्ती बढ़ेगी, रिश्ते बनेंगे, पेट्रोल बचेगा और प्रदूषण भी कम होगा।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 4, 2019
दिल्ली फिर कर दिखायेगी
Under the scheme, which will be implemented from 8 am to 8 pm till November 15, non-transport four-wheeled vehicles with registration numbers ending with an odd digit (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) will not be allowed on the roads on November 4, 6, 8, 12 and 14. Similarly, vehicles with registration numbers ending with an even digit (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) will not be allowed on the roads on November 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15.
The scheme will not be implemented on November 10 (Sunday) and the restrictions will also apply to the vehicles with registration numbers of other states.
Hundreds of teams of Delhi Traffic Police and the transport and revenue departments have been deployed for a strict implementation of the odd-even scheme. Around 400 traffic inspectors and assistant traffic inspectors (ATIs) of the DTC and the transport department will be deployed in two shifts during the drive.
The ATIs and revenue department officials will issue challans to the violators as well as ensure a proper enforcement of the scheme at 200 locations identified by the transport department, according to a government official.
Violators will be fined Rs 4,000. Head constables and officers of higher ranks in the traffic police, sub-divisional magistrates, tehsildars, ATIs and high-ranked officials of the DTC have been authorised to issue challans to the violators.
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress have blamed the Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for the air pollution crisis and termed the odd-even scheme as a stunt by the ruling regime, with an eye on the Assembly polls due early next year.
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