NGT fines government Rs 25 crores as Delhi becomes world's most polluted city
New Delhi : Delhi has been pronounced as world's most polluted city and National Green Tribunal Court has fined the government with Rs 25 crores for failing in stopping the burning of plastic in the area. In 2013, the court had banned burning of plastic material in the air.
A security deposit of Rs 25 crores has also been posted on the Delhi government for quick enforcement of the order. In addition to this, the tribunal stipulated that the administration shell out a fine of Rs. 10 crore per month if the ban is not imposed.
Last year, Delhi government had applied odd-even scheme on roads to decrease air pollution. This year no such action has been recorded.
And with the crop burning season running side by side, Delhi has recorded the 'very poor' air quality, with seven areas recording 'severe' air quality due to unfavourable weather conditions like low wind speed.
The NGT had also banned crop burning especially in North India, but as per current situation, the farmers are defying the orders without any fear.