Leaf Litter Continues to Be Burnt Despite Ban

Leaves Burning in Delhi

Even as the Govt. of NCT of Delhi’s ban on burning of leaves is more than a year old now, leaf litter in different parts of Delhi continues to be burnt. And it is not just remote parks or residential apartments where this is happeing but also in academic and government institutes of international repute. The ban is being violated openly and leaves are piled  up and burnt as if the ban does not even exist. The Environment Secretary of the Govt of NCT of Delhi has talked of sending flying squads to catch the culprits but such is the magnitude of this violation that it has become very difficult to put a check on this.

The above is an image of leaf litter being burnt in a government establishement near the Qutab Minar. 

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Dr. Govind Singh
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Dr. Govind Singh is an Environmentalist, Academician and Consultant based in Delhi and is the Co-Founder of Delhi Greens NGO. He holds a Master's and Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi. Dr. Govind Singh has over six years experience of teaching in the University of Delhi and over twelve years experience of working in the Environmental Sector.

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2 thoughts on “Leaf Litter Continues to Be Burnt Despite Ban

  1. How about allotting an area in each locality especially in the greener ndmc areas for a large pit in which the leaves can be collected and in the monsoons the same can be used for rainwater harvesting. We need to have earthworm farms to through sufficient volumes into these pits

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