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.
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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