NGT widen ambit of Air Pollution cases, issues notice to 18 States & Union Territories

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has widened the ambit of Air Pollution cases due to firecrackers and has issued notice to 18 States and Union Territories. This decision is significant as far as the Delhi and NCR Pollution is concerned because a thick smog has been engulfing the National Capital region for quite a few days now.

This is not just because of stubble burning but a variety of factors like the firecrackers that are also being taken into consideration by the National Green Tribunal. Due to Diwali festival approaching NGT has widened the ambit from 4 states to 18 UTs and States.