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SC rejects plea on pet coke, furce oil usage in NCR

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Nov 22: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the plea for the recall of its order banning the use of pet coke and furce oil by industries in the tiol Capital Region (NCR). The court also rejected a plea by the tiol Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) seeking extension of time to switch over to an alterte fuel. Rejecting the plea by some of the industries and their associations based in NCR, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta told the petitioners that the government itself has banned the use of polluting fuel in Harya, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. As senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for an industry employing 2,000 people, told the bench that they would be forced to shut down, Justice Lokur taking exception to the argument said ‘don’t make such arguments’. “We might as well shut down this court.” The apex court in its order in October, had banned the use of pet-coke and furce oil in the NCR. However, the Centre in pursuance to the court order issued a notification banning the use of polluting fuel in entire Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Harya. (IANS)

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