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Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said that to limit the usage of single-use plastic objects, a public awareness campaign is required.
- AAP’s incharge of MCD affairs Durgesh Pathak said that around 14 landfill fires have been reported this year but the BJP has taken no action.
- Of Delhi’s existing 19 city forests, the four forests chosen for the project are Mitraon City forest in south-west Delhi, Alipur city forest in north Delhi, Garhi Mandu city forest in east Delhi and Jaunapur in south Delhi.
- As many as 10 fire tenders of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) have been on the spot, trying to douse the flames since 5.45pm. A senior north MCD official said the corporation has deployed excavators to dump sand on the source of the fire.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said teams from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee and corporations will travel to Mumbai to check on the working model of this system.