Says there has been some visible improvement in air quality, but cautions there is still a long way to go to achieve clean air
The country has a massive problem of older and more polluting vehicles. But why should this be an argument for delaying transition?
Pune, November 20, 2015:
Date: December 23, 2013 While construction necessitates enormous amount of construction material that accounts for about half of all materials used, it is also responsible for generating about half of the solid waste that degrades the land and environment. Given the fact that 70 per cent of the buildings that will stand in India in 2030 are yet to be built, this environmental cost will only compound with the anticipated construction boom unless immediate steps are taken to recycle and reuse construction waste and turn it into a resource.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order of May 09, 2002 has directed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to examine the following:“Investigate the pricing of CNG as done by the IGL and give report to this court whether there is any justification for the figure of Rs16.83 per kg.
During the course of argument, it was contended before us that low sulphur diesel should be regarded as a clean fuel and buses be permitted to run on that.