Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court questions Odd-Even formula; Asks to stop farm fires right now
Top Court remarked after the government's submission to finalise policy on odd-even after the Supreme Court's order. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The Supreme Court in the hearing on Delhi pollution on Friday questioned the Odd-Even rule and ordered to stop farm fires immediately.
"As per the report from amicus curiae, advocate assisting the court on the issue, odd-even does not help; it will have a minimal impact," said a bench headed by Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
"Don't try to not perform and then shift the burden on the court," the Top Court remarked after the government's submission to finalise policy on odd-even after the Supreme Court's order.
The top court made it clear that it wants farm fires to stop. "We suggested a methodology; you do it however you want. But farm fires must be stopped. Some emergency measures are required to stop the farm fires," Supreme Court said.
The Supreme Court asked the Centre and Punjab government about what steps they are taking as a long-term measure to slowly phase out paddy to restore the water table in Punjab.
"We want farm fires stopped, we want air quality to get better. It's your business how it occurs," SC said. (with ANI inputs)