The Supreme Court on Friday stepped in to ensure a check on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana that has been worsening Delhi air. The top court has appointed retired judge Justice Madan Lokur to monitor stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The court said that the rising pollution due to stubble burning from these states has severely affected residents of the national capital. The court also asked the three state govts to provide secretarial, security and financial facilities to this committee. The committee will submit its report to the Supreme Court in 15 days.