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    Centre issues ordinance, Rs 1 cr fine and 5-year jail term for causing pollution in Delhi-NCR

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    In a major step to control air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Centre on Wednesday night issued an ordinance making pollution a serious offence with a jail term that can go up to 5-year and Rs 1 cr fine. The ordinance was issued after the approval by President Ram Nath Kovind. The ordinance seeks to set up a commission for air quality management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighbouring areas like Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

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