The National Green Tribunal to leash out at the govt

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Nov 2017

Delhi government and the Central Pollution Control Board did not pass any orders to shut down construction and activities in the capital despite the worsening air quality which lead the National Green Tribunal to leash out at the govt.

Air quality index was between 350-450, reflecting sever impact.

Ordering Punjab, UP and Haryana govt. The National Green Tribunal asked it to list down the steps taken by it to prevent crop burning in the states adjacent to the nation’s capital.

Covering the India’s capital on the Tuesday a thick grey haze showed hazardous levels of air pollution, promoting local officials to ask the schools to shut down and a half marathon scheduled for later in November be called off.

Having the maximum impact on the nation’s capital on Tuesday the reading were PM 2.5 and PM 10 particulate matter which is considered to be very hazardous to health.

Despite the highest level being 500 on the Central Pollution Control Board's index, levels were recorded to near 350-450 indicating that the impact of breathing the air can be injurious to health.