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Supreme court appoints former SC judge Madan B Lokur to monitor stubble burning

Date: 18 October 2020 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • The Supreme Court has appointed a one-man monitoring committee headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice Madan B Lokur to address the issue of air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  • It also put him in charge of other bodies and agencies trying to do this — such as the statutory authority assisting the Court, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority or EPCA.
  • The bench directed the Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to render all assistance to Justice Lokur to enable physical surveillance of fields where stubble is likely to be burnt and devise additional means and methods for preventing the burning of stubble.