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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to look into the possibility of rolling out the BS-VI fuel in 13 metro cities by April 2019, besides introducing it in the national capital from

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/03/2018 regarding Comprehensive Action Plan for air pollution control and supplementary report on the comprehensive action plan with timelines.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on behalf of Union of India has stated on affidavit that BS VI will be available in the National Capital Territory of Delhi in all retail outlets with effect from 01.04.2018.

In fact, they see sales rising further, will aggressively market these fuels laden with imported additives that improve driving experience and reduce emissions

A task force constituted by Niti Aayog in a report titled Action Plan for Clean Fuel said that taxation and pricing strategy is needed to provide impetus to cleaner fuels and discouraging the use of polluting ones. Lower taxes on the cleaner fuels are sought and for the purpose, GST can create a level playing field in the country, it said.

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that cleaner Euro-VI petrol and diesel would be dispensed at all retail outlets in the national capital from April 1.

Asks Centre’s position on availability of BS-VI compliant fuel

Better technology may not end the pollution crisis. Rather, it would allow one to monitor even finer particles which would become new health threats.

Air quality issues should get sorted once BS VI is rolled-out and mechanisms for real-world pollution monitoring and enforcement is in place.

Refineries in UP, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab to supply fuel; move aimed at combating air pollution

A steady rise in air pollution has prompted Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and other stakeholders to implement Bharat Stage-6 emission norms in Bengaluru along with Delhi in April.

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