SC warns Haryana and UP to set up air quality monitoring stations
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 05-Mar-2018

New Delhi, March 5: Controlling pollution has become an important agenda for the officials because of the over raging air pollution causing tremendous problems to the masses. In this regard, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Authority which smacked the Haryana and Uttar Pradesh Government (NCR) for delaying setting up air quality monitoring stations in the two states.

Inspite of setting up dates for monitoring the air quality, the officials have remained ignorant. The court had ordered the two states to speed up the process of setting up the monitoring stations to ensure the entire network to be strong. During the meeting on Wednesday, that they have officially informed the authorities of the two states over the missed deadlines and have asked them to meet the set target.

The capital, meanwhile, has 24 stations operating currently; however, nearly 20 are yet to be connected to the CPCB’s (Central Pollution Control Board) website.

NCR’s air quality monitoring network is all set to be strengthened further with 13 new stations coming up in Haryana, while UP will get 10 more. Currently, Haryana has just three monitoring stations Gurgaon, Faridabad and Rohtak. UP meanwhile has just two functioning stations currently Noida and Ghaziabad, both of which have been showing high readings and were regularly in the “severe” category of CPCB’s index during this winter.
Therefore it has become very essential for the authorities to set up these stations so that people do not have much chaos and issues. Safety of the masses has been the prime responsibility of the government and actions are necessary to curtail non issuance of such issues.