Supreme Court on Monday asked the Center what is its plan to ban stubble burning in the future. The apex court has asked the Center to give a detailed report on this. The central government has already brought an ordinance to tackle air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region and adjoining areas.
A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared in the court, to file a detailed plan in this regard to present the favor of the central government. Justice Bobde said that from the next session, come up with information about what is the concrete plan of the government to control the burning of stubble.
With this, the bench adjourned the hearing for the next week. Advocate Vikas appearing for Aditya Dubey, who filed a petition against the burning of stubble. Singh said that now the season of stubble burning is over, but the central government should tell what steps it will take to control it from next year.
Earlier, the government had said that it is considering to form a permanent body by enacting a law. This body will deal with the problem of air pollution arising in Delhi-NCR due to the burning of stubble in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh every year.