During the hearing on air pollution in Delhi and nearby vicinity, the Supreme Court delivered a cold reprimand and demanded an action plan from the state government by tomorrow evening.
Also, during the hearing, the court reprimanded the Delhi government for blaming the pollution on the farmers.
The Kejriwal government filed an affidavit on Monday on the advice of Supreme Court to impose lockdown in Delhi. In its affidavit to the Supreme Court, the Delhi government agreed to impose a complete lockdown but expressed the need for a lockdown in the National Capital Region.
Earlier, the Delhi government said in the affidavit presented in the Supreme Court, if a lockdown is imposed in the entire NCR to prevent pollution, then Delhi is also ready for it. But since the winds have no limits, the central government should think of imposing a lockdown in the vicinity of Delhi NCR and adjoining states.
Delhi government said, “We held an emergency meeting on November 13. There will be no physical classes in schools this week. For the week, government officials will also work from home and private offices have also been advised to work from home. The government has also talked about postponing the construction work for three days.”
On Saturday, Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana suggested the Centre and Delhi government that, in view of high level pollution they may consider imposing a lockdown of two days in the capital.