NGT banns open waste burning

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New Delhi: Imposing a complete ban on burning of waste in open including garbage, leaves, plastic and crop residues, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday said violators will be fined Rs. 5,000, in yet another significant order to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

The order comes three weeks after the Tribunal banned plying of diesel vehicles which were more than 10 years old in the region.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed a slew of directions, including asking the civic authorities and state governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to “immediately” spread mass awareness regarding ill-effects of burning waste materials in open areas.

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