1 crore fine, 5 years’ jail for violating new ‘Anti-Pollution’ law

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New Delhi : The central government has approved a new law for the prevention of pollution in Delhi NCR. Under this, a new commission will be made in place of EPCA which will ensure the implementation of the law to reduce pollution. Failure to implement his order can lead to imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of up to one crore rupees.

The Ordinance Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjourning Area 2020, issued late Wednesday by the central government, is said to end Bhurelal-led Authority EPCA and create a new commission. There will be three sub-committees under the commission including one to monitor and identify sources of pollution. The second will implement the law for prevention. The third sub-committee will do research and development work. Recently the Center said in the Supreme Court that it is bringing a new law for the prevention of pollution in NCR.

Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh are also the most polluted states along with Delhi
Among the 23 states listed under the National Clean Air Program (NCAP), Delhi, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh are among the most polluted states. This has been revealed in a study done by Carbon Copy and Respiratory Living. The study used three years of air monitoring data (2016–18) in 122 cities included in the NCAP in 23 states. In which the quantity of PM-10 is made the mainstay.

In a report released on Wednesday by Carbon Copy and Respirer Living, Delhi said that PM-10 has been the highest in three years. Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have been on second and third place respectively. While Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been found to be the most polluted states according to the amount of PM 2.5.

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