Friday, January 28, 2022
Home Latest News Supreme Court asks centre to submit report on use of Japanese technology...

Supreme Court asks centre to submit report on use of Japanese technology to cut pollution

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to submit a report by December 3 on the feasibility of switching to Japanese Hydrogen-based fuel technology to reduce pollution in the capital and adjoining states. Experts from Japan had told the Supreme Court that they are developing a hydrogen-based fuel technology that can solve air pollution concerns of India.

The court directive came on a day when the air quality index  slipped to the “severe” zone. The apex court took suo moto notice of the worsening situation and after recording the points made by the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta  asked the Centre to review the technology and submit  the  report. The court noted that  the AQI was in the severe category in Delhi and  the NCR even at dawn . “In our view, little constructive efforts have been made by govt and other stakeholders to find a solution to the problem,” the SC bench said as it noted that the whole of north India, NCR is suffering from the issue of air pollution.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data shows that at 6.40am, the average air quality index (AQI) of Delhi reached 457. On Tuesday, the overall AQI of the city at 4pm was recorded 425. The sudden rise in  pollution came on the day the Delhi government temporarilyy lifted  the odd-even car rationing scheme in view of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

The Court will take up the matter again on November 15.



Most Popular

Bigg Boss 15 Grand Finale: Who will lift BB 15 trophy? THIS is what predictions say

Going by the predictions and social media trends, there are high chances that Tejasswi Prakash will lift the Bigg Boss 15 trophy.

ICC bans Brendan Taylor for 3.5 years over delay in reporting spot-fixing approach

In a detailed confession, former Zimbabwe player Brendon Taylor had earlier claimed that he was invited by the businessman to India to discuss sponsorships and the potential launch of a T20 event in Zimbabwe besides an offer of USD 15,000 in October 2019.

Top News Live Updates: V Anantha Nageswaran named as India’s new Chief Economic Advisor

Doctor Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran has been appointed as India's new Chief Economic Advisor. He is an academic and former executive with Credit...

Akhilesh Yadav denies BJP-RLD buzz, says who wants BJP invite

Speaking on BJPs meeting with Jat leaders at Parvesh Verma's residence in Delhi, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav denied the buzz about a post-poll alliance between the BJP and the RLD's Jayant Choudhary. Imagine what condition they're in that they're sending invites, he said.

Recent Comments