The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order March 23, 2018 has directed EPCA to examine the new parameters that can be introduced in Pollution under Control (PUC) centres.

Delhi and its surrounding region’s air quality is showing the first signs of improvement, but the air is not even close to being called clean yet – says an assessment report released by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA).

EPCA suggests diesel vehicle ban to combat winter smog. It also suggested additional emergency measures such as “stickers indicating fuel and age on all vehicles through PUC”, so that categories of vehicles can be prohibited based on threat level.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order of October 24, 2017 had banned the use of pet coke and furnace oil (FO) in NCR from November 1, 2017 and had asked industries to meet standards stipulated in draft notification issued by MOEF&CC by December 31, 2017.

This supplementary report is filed in compliance with Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated August 10, 2017.

This report submitted by the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to Supreme Court on March 24, 2017 has found that existing PUC programmes are not adequate to

Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has drafted a comprehensive action plan for Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) in consultation with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) of the Delhi government.

This is the final report on mandating acceptable fuels and recommending ban on sale and use of furnace oil and pet coke in NCR in compliance with the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated March 6, 2017. EPCA has consulted the state governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and CPCB during finalization of the Comprehensive Action Plan.

Reply from EPCA to the letter reference F.No. 23(1319) CAP/TPT/PCD/2015/2067-2072 dated 4.11.2015 from Delhi Transport Department GNCTD of Delhi in response to the legal notice of M/S SMYR Consortium LLP with regard to the imposition and collection of Environment Compensation Charge (Green tax) as ordered by the Supreme Court.

Letter from EPCA to Govt of NCT of Delhi regarding Supreme Court order on trucks entering Delhi. EPCA visited, alongwith Transport Commissioner Sh.Parimal Rai, Rajokari Toll Collection Post on 1-2 November 2015 (night).To our great dismay, orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court are being flouted with impunity.

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