NGT Summons Delhi, Central Government Officials  On Air Pollution
Students wearing anti-pollution masks attend a class, in Gurugram. (Source: PTI)

NGT Summons Delhi, Central Government Officials On Air Pollution

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The National Green Tribunal on Monday took cognisance of deteriorating air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region and asked officials from the Delhi government, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Ministry of Environment and Forests to appear before it tomorrow.

The bench of NGT chairperson Justice AK Goel, after an in-chamber proceeding, summoned Delhi chief secretary, DPCC chairman, member secretary of CPCB and concerned secretary of MoEF for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

The Supreme Court earlier on Monday issued directions to Delhi-NCR to stop construction, demolition and garbage burning activities in the region, along with a direction Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to ensure no instance of stubble burning takes place.

Also read: Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court Orders Construction Ban, Strict Action Against Crop Stubble Burning

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