“A day after it observed that conservation of tigers could not be at the cost of development, the Supreme Court on Thursday said it would do its best to reduce pollution, but not by playing havoc with the economy. The remark from a bench of CJI TS Thakur and Justice R Banumathi came on the issue of making BS-VI fuel available across India.
Advocate Gopal Shankaranarayanan said two oil refineries run by Reliance Industries and Essar produced BS-VI fuel only for export. If they could be directed to sell in the domestic market only, India could switch over to BS-VI norms much before 2020.
“It’s one thing to direct the government to take steps to curb pollution and quite another to direct something that would play havoc with the economy,” the bench said. The bench told Shankaranarayanan that it was one thing to file a petition on behalf of toddlers seeking measures to curb pollution and quite another to voice “fancy ideas that could cause havoc with the economy”. The Times of India. Read it on delhiair.org.