Centre sets up permanent panel to tackle Delhi-NCR air pollution
Friday, 30 October 2020 After a succession of committees and court directions failed to halt deterioration in the capital’s air quality, the Centre has decided to set up a new commission armed with powers of enforcement and mitigation that promises to take another stab, hopefully with better results, in cleaning the air.
As the pollution levels in the National Capital worsen, leaving the Delhiites horrified. The Centre has brought the law to combat the alarming levels of pollution. The centre has issued an ordinance, making pollution an offence with a jail term, which can go up to 5 years and a penalty up to Rs 1...
United Sikhs, a non-government organisation (NGO), has joined the series of efforts to support the protesting farmers who are camped at border areas of Delhi to demonstrate against three new agriculture laws. The NGO has set up a medical camp at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) to provide medical aid to the protesting farmers who suffered injuries on their way from Punjab and other neighbouring states. Six doctors are camped at the protest site to provide necessary treatment to the farmers and around 2500 of them who suffered minor injuries during clash with Haryana Police, said NGO's Director.
The fifth round of meeting between central government and farmer leaders began at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital on December 05. Both the parties are trying to reach a solution over the contentious new farm laws which have sparked protest by farming community, mainly from Punjab and Haryana. Farmers are adamant about their demands which include withdrawal of the agriculture laws, although the government has continuously said the reforms will boost the sector and give farmers more options to sell their produce, and thus resulting in a increase in their income overtime.
Air quality in Delhi-NCR remains in the very poor category. Delhi government has banned all kinds of firecrackers from 7th to the 30th of November. The Supreme Court has also asked the Centre to ensure..
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To combat air pollution, Government of India has established a commission led by former Delhi chief secretary MM Kutty, said Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on November 06. "To combat air..