"You just want to sit in your ivory towers and rule": SC pulls up states on pollution in Delhi-NCR

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Stubble burning is a farce - a small test you can apply at home 

Throw a few pieces of paper upwards or downwards from Roof top and see where these pieces of paper land up. Invariably these pieces would fall on ground within radius of a few meters. Reason no wind speed. Therefore, how smoke due to stubble burning reaches Delhi. It boggy created by Babus and Politicians.
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NEW DELHI: Observing that toxic air is a question of life and death for crores of people in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a tongue lashing to governments of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi for their failure to curb air pollution and told them they have no right to be in power if they don't bother about people.
"You just want to sit in your ivory towers and rule. You are not bothered and are letting the people die," thundered Justice Arun Mishra, as the court ordered the governments of Punjab, Haryana and UP to give an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal within 7 days to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt crop stubble. The burning of crop residue in the three states is stated to be responsible for 44 per cent of the air pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region(NCR),

As farmers continued to burn crop stubble despite its order on Monday banning this with immediate effect and holding officials accountable even if there is a single instance, the court said the government has to be made responsible.

"Can you permit people to die like this due to pollution? Can you permit the country to go back by 100 years?," asked the bench headed by Justice Mishra to Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and UP who were summoned to the court.

The hearing on the pollution matter went on for nearly three hours and beyond the close of the normal court hours till 6.15 pm with bulk of the time taken up by Justice Mishra lashing out at the state governments.

"We have to make government responsible for this," the bench said, and asked, "Why can't government machinery stop stubble burning?"