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LG reviews air pollution situation in Delhi
May 02, 2017
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New Delhi: Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Monday stressed upon incentivisation of recycled products from municipal solid waste as well as waste-to-energy initiatives.

A review meeting on air pollution in the national capital, which Baijal chaired, also discussed the issue of closure of the Badarpur power plant and control of fly ash by June 2018.

The LG was apprised that the municipal corporations are already working towards solid waste management and bids have been invited for waste-to-energy plants.

“During the meeting, it has been decided that before the closure of Badarpur Thermal Power Plant, operationalisation of Tughlakabad sub-station by June 2018 must be ensured.

NTPC Badarpur has to give detailed time-bound plan for disposal of fly ash stored/generated at the site,” a statement from the LG office said.

At present, Delhi civic bodies operate waste-to-energy plants, though not to the full capacity.

“Lt. Governor asked for a system for incentivisation of the use of end products of recycled waste,” the statement read.

During the meeting, the LG was also informed by the Delhi Environment Secretary that the ban on use of Pet Coke, furnace oil and tyre oil in industrial areas of Delhi had already been communicated to the industrial associations.

Representatives from the municipal corporations informed the LG that a total of six sweeping machines would be made available to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) by the end of May, and six to the north corporation, 30 to the south corporation and four to the east minicipal corporation would be delivered soon.

Indo-Asian News Service
 

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