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Green panel orders State to impose penalty of ₹5,000 on violators, carry out raids

Delhi govt, pollution panel told to take appropriate action in case of violation

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought to know from the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government whether the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, directing closure of industries located in re

However, the tribunal clarified that this is an interim direction and may be changed after hearing all parties concerned.

The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government for not closing down steel pickling industries which are operating without permission in the national capital and gave it two weeks time

‘Delay in demarcation of Ridge land’

The bench said that various courts have passed orders from time to time for relocating the venue to some other place.

The court asked all the local bodies to place before it their respective statutes to ascertain who can be held responsible for ensuring that the court's directions are complied with.

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party government did score points for promptly reacting to emergency air pollution episodes with measures never attempted earlier such as restricting cars on roads to alter

The Congress leader further said the Supreme Court should take suo moto cognizance in public interest and issue binding instruction to all concerned authorities.