SC asks CPCB to make social media account on which citizens can complain about pollution in Delhi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 October 2018, 12:21 AM
Delhi's air quality continued to remain in the very-poor category with an overall air quality index of 348 on Monday. (PTI/File)
Delhi's air quality continued to remain in the very-poor category with an overall air quality index of 348 on Monday. (PTI/File)

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to open a social media account where people cpuld complain regarding pollution in Delhi. The court also asked the Delhi transport department to add on its website, list of more than 10-year-old diesel and more than 15-year-old petrol vehicles so that they can be impounded.

On Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the Centre, and the governments of Haryana and Punjab for the severe air pollution in Delhi, alleging that they were not ready to do anything despite the all-out efforts by the Aam Aadmi Party government. 

"The pollution was in control in Delhi throughout the year, but this time (winters) every year, Delhi has to face severe pollution condition due to the Centre, BJP-led Haryana and Congress-led Punjab governments.

  "Despite our all-out efforts, they are not ready to do anything. Farmers of these two states are also fed up with their governments," Kejriwal tweeted.

Delhi's air quality continued to remain in the very-poor category with an overall air quality index of 348 on Monday. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed farmers from Punjab, who do not burn stubble in fields.   

First Published: Monday, October 29, 2018 04:52 PM
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