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, 2017
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How Delhi has failed to make best of green waste

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2017

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, April, 2017 :-With burning not an option after the National Green Tribunal banning it in 2015, composting of dry leaves is the best way of getting rid of the fallen foliage in an efficient manner. But with experts complaining that little has been done to facilitate the process, heaps of dry tree leaves are piling up in colonies, with no one the wiser on how to manage them. In leaf-shedding season, resident in some colonies have reported desperate cases of burning, which attracts a fine of Rs 5,000. But there has been little promotion of or creation of compost pits in parks, as recommended by NGT. No wonder environment experts are frustrated that though the policies are in place, the anti-pollution norms are not being effectively implemented.

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