The Central Government has told the Supreme Court that according to the court’s direction, we are planning to deal with air pollution not only for the Delhi-NCR but also for entire India. The final decision will be taken soon. The next hearing of the case will be on February 5. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) ANS Nadkarni, presenting the Center before the bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur said that after the directive of the court on December 13, the plan to tackle the problem of air pollution being done for the whole country. Along with this, detailed work plans have been prepared for air pollution in Delhi and its adjoining States, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan.
He informed that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will issue necessary instructions in this regard. During the hearing, the bench found that there is more air pollution than Delhi in Patna and Raipur. During the hearing, Amicus Curie told the bench that the report of the Automotive Research Association of India has been received regarding the pollution control certificate (PUC).