On Monday Supreme Court said that on every day basis eight people are dying on an average, and the reason is air pollution-related diseases. SC asked Centre to ruminate ban on usage fuels high in sulphur content – furnace oil and pet coke – by the industries in NCR. Supreme Court refer a study was done on Pollution in Delhi and NCR.
In the report heavy traffic movement is also considered as one factor of pollution in Delhi which causes disease. A workbench of Justices which includes P C Pant and M B Lokur cited a study of a Boston-based institute which discloses the fact of deaths in Delhi due to pollution related diseases and death counts to 3000 people every year.
A report is published by World Allergy Organisation in 2013 revealed that students who are living in Chandni Chowk area of North Delhi, are having 66 per cent respiratory disorder symptoms. Centre said the court that there is barely some another fuel which can be used by the industries which was disproved by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA). The counsel for EPCA said that gas or electricity is alternative fuel which can be used by industries but electricity can be a problem in the NCR region but natural gas can be a feasible option.