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SC appointed a retired judge to monitor stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and UP

October 16, 2020 02:11 PM

New Delhi, October 16
The Supreme Court today appointed a retired judge to monitor stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, saying that it was "concerned" about the health of residents of the national capital amid rising air pollution level in Delhi. The national capital has seen a spike in air pollution after stubble burning incidents from these three states, that border Delhi.

"We are only concerned about the citizens of Delhi NCR being able to breathe in fresh clean air, " the court said.

Retired judge Justice Madan B. Lokur will head the monitoring team, it said. The court also directed the chief secretaries of the three states to assist Justice Lokur.

"The concerned state governments will provide secretarial, security and financial facilities to this committee. The committee will submit its report to the Supreme Court in 15 days, " the court said.

The next hearing on the case has been scheduled on October 26.
- Agencies

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