Centre, Delhi govt shifting blame over pollution: NGT
What a “terrible” future are we giving to our children, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said on Friday as it castigated the Centre and AAP government for “shifting blame” and not taking steps to tackle the alarming air pollution level in Delhi, dubbed as the worst in 17 years.
“For you (authorities), the people of Delhi do not matter but for us, they matter. We will do whatever we can,” a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar said, adding “just look at what we are giving to our children for future. This is terrible”. Terming the situation akin to that of an “emergency”, the Tribunal observed that the Centre, Delhi government and other authorities were “not bothered” about the rising air pollution level and its consequences on the health of citizens of Delhi but instead “shifting the blame on each other”.