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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Godowns with illegal plastic waste sealed

The corporation officials said these godowns were being operated by ragpickers and their coordinators in “non-confirming areas” as opposed to authorised markets in Delhi like Tikri Kalan.

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2019 01:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
New Delhi
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Tuesday sealed four godowns that were illegally stocking plastic waste, including used biomedical equipment such as gloves, catheters, tubes and blood bags
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Tuesday sealed four godowns that were illegally stocking plastic waste, including used biomedical equipment such as gloves, catheters, tubes and blood bags(HT FILE)
         

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Tuesday sealed four godowns that were illegally stocking plastic waste, including used biomedical equipment such as gloves, catheters, tubes and blood bags, at Shiv Vihar in west Delhi.

The corporation officials said these godowns were being operated by ragpickers and their coordinators in “non-confirming areas” as opposed to authorised markets in Delhi like Tikri Kalan.

“We have constituted teams at the zonal level comprising assistant commissioners, representatives of the revenue department, BSES and Delhi Police personnel to identify illegal godowns of plastic waste and shut them. This is on the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT),” a senior officer from the SDMC said. The waste in these godowns will be sent to a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant for processing, he said.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation distributed jute bags at a function in Ramesh Nagar on Monday evening.

First Published: Sep 17, 2019 22:21 IST

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