The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development has decided to include 'Implementation of Dust Free Construction with Innovative Technologies in India' as an additional subject for examination, a Lok Sabha bulletin has said.
    
The decision taken last week to study the subject of dust pollution caused by construction activities comes against the backdrop of a recent report by IIT-Kanpur titled 'Source Apportionment Study of PM2.5 and PM10' which identified trucks and road dust as the largest contributors behind Delhi's polluted air. The study has recommended a switch to Euro VI
fuel norms.
    
The Supreme Court had last month favoured imposing a fine of Rs 50,000 on a daily basis on construction sites for generating high levels of dust in Delhi and the national capital region.
    
"You (governments) should impose recurring cost of Rs 50,000 on daily basis...," a bench headed by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had said while hearing a PIL seeking directives to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the NCR.

 

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