Indian Government is on the move to curb pollution levels in the country taking measures at various levels. The latest one to hear is the mandatory requirement of a valid PUC (Pollution under Control) certificate for insurance renewal. The Honourable Supreme Court under a bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta released an order stating that all vehicles in the Delhi-NCR should have a valid PUC certificate to get the insurance renewed annually.
Last year in April, the EPCA (Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority) has submitted a report in the Supreme Court based on their assessment report of pollution levels in Delhi and the National Capital Region. The suggestions given have been finally accepted by the court after assessing various measures to arrest the pollution. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways too have responded positively to the suggestions put forward by the EPCA. As a result, the court has directed the ministry to equip all fuel stations across the NCR with PUC check centres within next four weeks’ time. These centres will be digitalized so as to avoid any forgery in the system.
It needs to be understood that every step taken to bring down the pollution level in the country needs to be welcomed and appreciated as it will go a long way in making India greener.