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Functioning of waste-to-energy plants worries NGT

Source: The Pioneer, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Nov 22, 2016 : The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed the Delhi Government and civic bodies to inform it about the total quantity of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the national Capital daily.A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar expressed concern over functioning of waste-to-energy plants in the city and said the authorities should be first clear about the data before proceeding in the case.“Tell us what is the total quantity of municipal solid waste generated by Delhi? The population has increased over these years but you are still submitting old data. Tell us tomorrow,” the Bench said.It also asked the waste-to-energy plants to plant a green cover around the sites so that the harmful air emanating from it gets trapped and does not enter residential areas.The Delhi Pollution Control Committee told the Bench that Okhla plant was operating within stipulated norms and fly ash generated in it is used in manufacturing of bricks.

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