Delhi High Court: Forest cover in the Capital

In the matter, Court On Its Own Motion (Air Pollution In Delhi) vs. Union of India (W.P.(C) 1346/2015). The court is hearing a PIL initiated by it on the issue of rise in air pollution in the national capital and ways to reduce it. The matter was taken up by the Court after the Air Quality Monitoring Report of a study conducted in June which indicated that, the concentration of carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds were far beyond the maximum limit in most areas on the court premises. The Court has asked the MCD to indicate the extent of annual consumption of free supply of timber from the various authorities which have been used up in the crematoria managed/ owned by them.

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