The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed EPCA on 4.2.2019 to consider the issues in the application No 176097 of 2018 and to submit its opinion within four weeks. This report is being submitted in compliance with these directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

On January 18, 2019, the Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that this project is “absolutely necessary and there should be no delay on the part of concerned authorities”. It directed EPCA to convene a general meeting with the concerned stakeholders..and it’s outcome be reported to this court on the next date of hearing.

EPCA Chairman visited various ‘hot spots’ in continuation of drive to identify local sources of pollution in Delhi and NCR region and to check on enforcement of measures directed under GRAP.

EPCA is submitting this special report for the consideration of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to do the following: To take stock of directions given till date for different sources of pollution and to see what further needs to be done to ensure implementation; and To recommend further actions that need to be taken, keeping in mind the need for stren

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 2.7.2018 directed EPCA to look into the issue of hydrogen fuel cell buses. EPCA is filing this report in compliance with this direction.

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.

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