As the national capital reeled under heavy smog, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday took governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to task.
Delhi air quality back in 'severe' category at several places after short-lived relief from pollution
Delhi and NCR on Sunday saw a considerable dip in the air quality, which was back under 'severe' category at several places, while pollution levels at some places during morning hours were 12 to 19 times the permissible limit.
Husk burning in Punjab and Haryana is a "huge problem" causing pollution in and around Delhi but taking punitive action against the farmers was not a solution to resolve the issue, the Supreme Court was told
While the NGT coming down heavily on stubble-burning, farmers in both Punjab and Haryana say they have few options available to avoid burning the crop residue.
If the common people in Delhi are dying little by little out of breathlessness, the poverty and helplessness of farmers is forcing them to commit suicide.