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Delhi Govt Takes Note: Burning of Leaves Prohibited, Notified

Stop the burning of leaves, Delhi Government’s Ministry of Environment takes note!As per the following advertisement published in Public interest by the Department of Environment (Delhi Government), the Chief Secretary of Delhi has issued directions to local bodies, PWD and Horticulture Department against the disposal of fallen leaves by burning.

Previously on DelhiGreens: Leaf litter – we are no less!

The Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000 and the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) also prohibits the burning of leaves. Composting of leaves and giving back to nature its due, by converting the pits into rich natural manure has been suggested by the Department of Environment.

Image source: Times of India epaper

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  • m

    in spite of continuous complaint dry leaves are still burnt in Vasant Kunj,road next to Sector a pocket a park. !! it is hazardous! as kids are playing in the park & the smell & smoke spreads all over the area .. including residential buildings.

  • Jyoti Mishra

    You should approach the local maali or the colony association committee and tell him/them he can be punished. If nothing works out, simply contact/Whatsapp the Delhi Pollution Control Committee at this number: 9717593574

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