Delhi civic bodies asked to check burning of waste in open

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Taking strong note of the increasing pollution levels in the city, the Delhi government has asked civic bodies to check burning of waste in the open and fine violators, an official said on Thursday.

The environment department has written separate letters to the commissioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs), New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), Delhi Cantonment Board and the Delhi Development Authority to take “immediate and strict action” against those who burn waste in open, violating National Green Tribunal (NGT) order in this regard, Environment Secretary Ashwini Kumar told IANS.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) I have written letters to the civic bodies instructing them to stop the burning of biomass in the open and also impose fines on violators,” he said.

He said the reports of burning of garbage/leaves were being received regularly and such incidents have led to pollution levels worsening in the city.

“I have also asked the civic bodies to direct their officials in the field to take immediate and strict action against the burning of garbage and biomass and also to impose penalty as NGT orders,” Ashwini Kumar said.

In April, all district deputy commissioners were asked to ensure that sub divisional magistrates carry out regular inspections and surprise checks.

“The department will take strict action against the people who burn biomass in the open, as well as the agencies which fail to stop it,” Ashwini Kumar added.

Last month, in two separate letters, the union environment secretary and the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) authority, Central Pollution Control Board had raised concern over the same issue.

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