SC asks CPCB, states to prepare plan to check pollution

The Supreme Court today asked CPCB, Delhi government, EPCA, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan to hold a meeting within two weeks and come out with a comprehensive plan to check pollution in the national capital.
A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur also asked the Centre to implement the ban in four weeks on furnace oil and Petcoke used by industries in the NCR region, terming it as a single biggest source of pollution in Delhi.
The bench also comprising Justice P C Pant also granted nod to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to withdraw Rs 2.50 crore from Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) fund created on direction of apex court.
The apex court directed CPCB that Rs 2.5 crore should be used for purchasing equipment for real time air quality monitoring stations being set up in Delhi and NCR.
It also directed Environment Pollution Control Authority to inspect the Pollution Under Check (PUC) centres in NCR region also. (PTI)


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