The National Green Tribunal (NGT) rapped Arvind Kejriwal-government for not filing a comprehensive action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution in Delhi and slammed authorities for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar took exception over the failure of Delhi government to file the report despite its specific order. During the hearing, the Delhi government said it needed more time to file the action plan as the chief secretary and environment secretary have been recently changed. The tribunal, however, directed the government to file the report within the next 48 hours.
Published On: Dec 04, 2017