The alarmingly rising rate of pollution is making breathing difficult for Delhi’s residents, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who proposed an additional environmental tax on all commercial vehicles in order to address the capital’s pollution woes.

With the Supreme Court wanting to strengthen the National Green Tribunal's order imposing environment cess on non-Delhi bound trucks, we ask on Agenda if the polluter is getting away by paying a nominal fee and is the tax antidote the right treatment for pollution poison. We get you reactions for and against the Green court's order and why some think it's not a viable solution.

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Air Pollution in Delhi has reached alarming levels, to an extent where living in the city is becoming difficult every day. A panel consisting of representatives from various fields discusses the measures that need to be taken by the government and citizens to tackle the issue.

A hearing on air pollution in Delhi led to an unusual admission in the Supreme Court on Monday by Chief Justice of India H L Dattu — his grandson “looks like a ninja” because of the mask he’s forced to wear. The Supreme Court has asked for a “quick positive response” from the Centre and Delhi government on the possibility of a pollution tax on commercial vehicles passing through the Capital, which has the dirtiest air in the world.

POLLUTED air has forced the citizens of the Capital at the receiving end of respiratory and other related problems. Endorsing the worrisome trend, the findings of a recent air quality monitoring survey — released by Greenpeace — have found that the deadly PM2.5 levels in Delhi are 10 times higher than the safety limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation ( WHO) and four times more than the Indian safety limit.

Trucks entering Delhi 70% more than MCD claim : CSE Survey. Time 28.15 mins.

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The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has passed an order asking the government to regulate the movement of iron ore lories in Uttara Kannada district. A copy of the order was released to the press here on Tuesday by petitioner Kishore Desai.

Opposition Leader Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday stated that iron and manganese contents have increased drastically in the atmosphere due to the mining activity around the Salaulim project.
He was addressing the gathering at a meeting organized at Curchorem to find a solution over ongoing mining traffic issue.

Curchorem MLA Shyam Satardekar and Quepem MLA Babu Kavlekar have assured residents of Quepem and Curchorem that mining traffic plying via Quepem and Curchorem will remain off the road till April 10.
They were addressing the people gathered during the rasta roko agitation at Tilamoll-Quepem on Monday.

Irked with pollution caused in the village due to mining transportation, residents of Ladfe-Bicholim on Tuesday blocked mining trucks from Kalne-Dodamarg, Maharashtra.
It may be recalled that the residents had last week submitted a memorandum to Bicholim Deputy Collector D H Kenaudekar demanding a halt on mining transportation through their village.

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