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.