SC to hear PIL on air pollution on November 10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to list for hearing on November 10 a PIL seeking issuance of fresh guidelines on stubble burning to curb rising air pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi took note of the submissions of lawyer Shashank Shekhar Jha, who has filed the PIL in his personal capacity, that the air pollution situation has worsened due to stubble burning in areas close to Delhi.

“Even normal people cannot walk in such a situation, the lawyer said, adding that Air Quality Index (AQI) level has risen due to stubble burning.

List it on November 10, the CJI said.

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