The Supreme Court on Friday heard the matter of Delhi air pollution. In the hearing, the Uttar Pradesh government told the top court that the air coming from Pakistan affects the air quality in Delhi and the industries in Uttar Pradesh have no role to play in the national capital’s pollution.
Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar appeared for the UP government and he said that the state industries are downwind and the polluted air does not go to Delhi. He further blamed Pakistan for the air pollution that is affecting Delhi.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana gave a befitting reply to this and said that does the UP government want the court to impose a ban on Pakistan’s industries.
The UP government had objected to the closure of industries and said that the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Area’s decision to allow industries to work for 8 hours is going to affect the sugarcane and dairy industries.
The bench was headed by CJI NV Ramana on Delhi air pollution. In the hearing, the Apex court allowed the construction of hospitals in Delhi so that they can prepare for the third wave of the coronavirus.
Delhi government has also submitted that they reopened the schools on the instructions of the commission CAQM by the Centre.
Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 335 AQI on Friday morning and currently, the AQI in Delhi is in the very poor category, even after the drizzles on Thursday, the AQI has not improved.