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Delhi-NCR air pollution: 17 Flying Squad and Task Force constituted to check pollution, got power to raid and punish

The Air Quality Management Commission has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court. At the same time, in view of the Supreme Court’s order to stop pollution, the Commission and the Center have constituted a 5-member Enforcement Task Force.

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The Center has constituted an Enforcement Task Force and Flying Squad on the issue of pollution in Delhi-NCR. For this a 5-member task force has been formed. In this regard, the Air Quality Management Commission has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court. The affidavit states that in view of the Supreme Court’s order on December 2 to prevent pollution, the commission and the Center have constituted a 5-member enforcement task force. This force has also been given legislative powers to punish and prevent the spread of pollution. Along with this, 17 flying squads have also been formed which are conducting raids at various places to prevent the spread of pollution.

In fact, in the wake of pollution in Delhi NCR, the Air Quality Management Commission says that the Commission, exercising its statutory power, has constituted an enforcement task force of 5 members and in addition 17 flying squads to take action against the violators. Has been formed. However, so far he has conducted surprise raids at 25 places. Their number will be increased to 40 in the last 24 hours.

Air Quality Management Commission filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court

Dr. M. M. Kutty is the chairman of the task force.

It is noteworthy that the Chairman of the Task Force is Dr MM Kutty who is also the Chairman of the Commission. Along with this, other members are CPCB chairman Tanmay Kumar, TERI DG Dr. Vibha Dhawan, former Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board chairman NK Shukla and CAQM NGO member Ashish Dhawan. At the same time, CAQM has also told that industries which do not have gas or clean fuel in NCR, they will be allowed to run for 8 hours only from Monday to Friday. They will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. Schools, colleges and educational institutions have been closed till further orders. It will run only in online mode. However, examinations and practicals have been exempted. Only trucks carrying essential goods and CNG, electric trucks have been allowed to enter NCR.

States will constitute task force if guidelines are not followed- SC

On Monday, the Supreme Court had said that if the state governments do not implement the guidelines issued by the apex court, the Center and the Air Quality Management Commission to curb air pollution, the court will set up a task force to implement these directions. will constitute. During this, he said that Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Suryakant said, “It is close to forming an independent task force (as a measure to check air pollution) .. if the states are not taking action.

The result is zero on the ground – Supreme Court

Let us tell you that the Supreme Court insisted that the directions have been issued and the authorities are hopeful that all will be well. During this, the bench said, “But, the results on the ground are zero. In such a situation, the Supreme Court directed the state governments – Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana to comply with the directions issued by the Air Quality Management Commission in Delhi-NCR and sought a compliance report from them. Along with this, the court expressed deep concern regarding the increasing air pollution in the capital. Where the CJI told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, “The Center says that it is taking steps, yet the pollution level in the capital is getting worse day by day and the threat of coronavirus is also looming.

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