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†Okhla waste-to-energy plant safe: CPCB tells NGT

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2016

†New Delhi, Dec 9, 2016 : Justifying setting up of the waste-to-energy plant in Okhla here, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday told the National Green Tribunal that emissions from the incineration plant were well within the limits set under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000. The apex pollution monitoring body told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar that it was regularly monitoring the emissions at the waste-to-energy plant and immediate action is taken if any complaint is received. CPCB also refuted the claim that the plant located at Sukhdev Vihar in South Delhi lies in the green belt and said that land was originally earmarked for setting up of sewage treatment plant (STP).

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