Pollution: SC sticks to Lokur committee as Centre seeks few more days for new policy

New Delhi, Oct 26 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance it’s earlier order of October 16 appointing Justice (Retired) Madan Bhimrao Lokur as one-man commission to monitor steps to prevent pollution and stubble burning.
The Centre, through Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta, submitted to the Apex Court that it would create a permanent body by enacting a legislation to deal with air pollution problems arising from stubble burning every year in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Mehta said the Centre will bring new legislation in three to four days and asked the Apex Court to keep in abeyance the earlier order of appointing the Lokur Committee.”Having regard to the statement, we consider it appropriate that the measures adopted by this Court order dated October 16, 2020, be kept in abeyance until further orders,” a bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde stated.
The top court was hearing a petition filed by Aditya Dubey, seeking appropriate directions with respect to pollution and stubble burning.


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