New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board to inform it if there is a need to install anti-pollution vapour recovery systems at fuel stations across the country.Also Read - SCO vs NAM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 21: Captain, Vice-Captain - Scotland vs Namibia, Playing 11s, Team News For Today's T20 Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium 7:30 PM IST October 27 Wednesday

A vapour recovery device is an instrument to capture displaced vapours that emerge from inside a vehicle’s fuel tank when petrol or diesel is dispensed into it. Also Read - MAK vs BOS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Hints Afghanistan One Day Tournament Semifinal 2: Captain, Probable Playing 11s - Mis Ainak Region vs Boost Region, Team News And Injury Updates For Today's ODD Match at Kandahar Stadium 10 AM IST October 27 Wednesday

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to give its views on the matter including whether the requirement to install the system should be extended to retail units in areas with less population. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Fresh Flight Schedule Between India and Thailand | Here’s How to Book Tickets

The green panel said the CPCB may also consider geographical and meteorological questions while furnishing its views on the matter.

“We are informed by an officer of the oil company present before this Tribunal that the requirement of Vapour Recovery Devices is applicable throughout the country as per CPCB guidelines if the capacity of an outlet is more than 300 Kilo litre petrol per month where population of a city is more than 10 lakh,” the NGT noted while posting the matter for hearing on April 4.

The tribunal was hearing a plea by Kerala resident K Sathyadevan seeking directions to install vapour recovery devices at the fuel stations, distribution centres, terminals, railway loading/unloading facilities and airports in the state.

The plea contended that petroleum products at fuel stations contribute significantly to air pollution and sought directions to stop the release of volatile compounds during transfer of petroleum products.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.