Delhi pollution: NGT to examine odd-even rationing scheme

AAP government declared introduction of the odd-even scheme as a part of a hierarchal Response attempt to tackle the horrible pollution. The National green tribunal (NGT) on Friday aforesaid it might examine at 2 PM today the Delhi government’s call to roll out odd-even car rationing scheme for 5 days starting from November 13.

On Thursday the AAP government announced the odd-even scheme as part of a hierarchical Response attempt to tackle the horrible pollution in the city. A bench headed by NGT president Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Delhi government to submit the details of the ambient air quality during the implementation of the odd-even scheme in the past.

The NGT directed the Delhi govt to get ready with all the requisite information and present it as the explanation for implementing the odd-even scheme. On April 21, last year, the Central Pollution control board (CPCB) had told NGT that there was no information about the odd-even scheme that it has led to a decline in pollution in Delhi-NCR.

The pollution observation body had aforesaid that there was no information to indicate that automobile rationing scheme has any impact on decrease in pollution and the fluctuations in PM10 and PM2.5 is due to weather and change in wind patterns. The city is experiencing ‘severe’ air quality of thick haze, as pollution levels have broken permissible standards by multiple times.

The Central Pollution control board (CPCB) has recorded ’severe’ air quality in the NCR region which means that the intensity of pollution was extreme.

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