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 Despite NGT order, waste burning continues unabated in Delhi

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Dec 27, 2016 : For residents of Nizamuddin, waking up to thick clouds of smoke — from road sides — has become a routine matter. Schoolchildren and parents going to drop them cover their noses to protect themselves from the emission. Morning walkers cough and sneeze, but the sanitation workers in the area continue to burn leaves and waste. Despite the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order and repeated reminders by the Delhi government’s environment department banning the open burning of waste, municipal agencies continue the practice in several parts of the city. “They sweep the roads and instead of clearing the collected waste, burn it by the road side. How can the government keep talking about pollution in the city, when their own people are making things worse?” said Sandeep Srivastava, who crosses the Nizamuddin Bridge regularly.

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