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NGO Says Site Vital For Groundwater Recharge, But Agency Not Listening

Creating landfills in two villages of Zone P-II in north Delhi, a part of Yamuna floodplains, may contaminate groundwater and further pollute the river. A proposal for this has, however, been made in the zonal development plan by DDA.

New Delhi: National Green Tribunal has asked a private laboratory based in Hyderabad to monitor dioxin emissions at the Okhla waste-to-energy plant.

Hazardous Emissions From Mixed Solid Waste Prompts Panel To Seek Countrywide Ban

The parliamentary standing committee on urban development has recommended waste incinerator plants be shut in residential areas across the country. In its 27th report, the committee severely criticized the location and use of “mixed solid waste” for such plants. This may come as a morale-booster for several residents in Sukhdev Vihar, New Friends Colony, Maharani Bagh and other areas loacted near the Okhla waste-to-energy plant who have been complaining of pollution.

Read text of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) order dated 19 Feb 2014, regarding the public interest petition filed by Sukhdev Vihar Residents Welfare Association in the High Court of Delhi with the allegations that Municipal Corporation of Delhi was in the process of setting up the energy plant for processing municipal solid waste (msw) for generation of 16 MW power.

Departments Sit On Draft While Air Quality Gets As Bad As Beijing’s; No Check On Emissions

There is now mounting evidence that Delhi’s air quality is comparable to, if not worse than, Beijing’s notoriously poor air quality. But, the second-generation action plan for Delhi’s pollution-—drafted to deal with the deteriorating air quality after CNG introduction—doesn’t seem to have been finalized almost two years after it was prepared. All the government departments are still to give their response, and seem to be in no hurry to finalize the plan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Mellcon Engineers Pvt. Ltd. V/s Delhi Pollution Control Committee dated 10/02/2014 regarding order of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee in refusing to renew the consent to its establishment.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/89-2013(Ap)_10Feb2014.pdf

The city’s top private hospitals, including some of the most expensive ones, are flouting biomedical waste rules, says the apex body on biomedical waste in Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pankaj Sharma V/s MoEF & Anr. dated 06/02/2014 regarding Restaurants in Hauz Khas Village. The NGT order has noted that 33 Restaurants situated in the Hauz Khas
area have installed ETP which are actually in functioning capacity as on date apart from the DG sets which are functioning adequately.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/934-2013(MApp)_6Feb2014.pdf

Think twice before taking a deep breath in New Delhi, where worsening air pollution has drawn comparisons with Beijing, the world's pollution poster child.

On bad days in India's congested capital, the air is so murky it slows traffic to a crawl. Conversations are punctuated with rasping coughs. Weak bands of sunlight filter through a grainy sky.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Resident Welfare Association Vs. DMRC & Ors. dated 03/02/2014 regarding the concrete mixing plant established for construction of Mass Rapid Transport System
(MRTS)-General Public utility by DMRC in Janakpuri. NGT has ordered the unit to be shifted to from the site in question within a period of eight weeks.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/345-2013(OA)_3Feb2014.pdf