NGT directs 4 states to submit ambient air quality data

New Delhi, Apr 24 The National Green Tribunal has directed the governments of Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Goa to submit ambient air quality analysis data and inform it about the levels of pollution in the states.
A bench headed by acting NGT chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to analyse the data and submit their recommendations.

“It is submitted by the counsels appearing for the States that they have filed reports regarding ambient air quality in terms of the order dated April 4, 2018.

“However we notice from record that though statement has been filed on behalf of State of Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Goa, that they have filed such statement is not on record. Hence, we direct them to furnish in the registry the date of filing of such statement,” the bench said.

The tribunal posted the matter for next hearing on May 3.

Source: PTI

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