CPCB notices to govt depts, agencies on pollution rules’ violations

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New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) With several government departments and agencies allegedly not adhering to rules and regulations to deal with pollution and disposal of debris, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notices to over half a dozen such violators in the NCR-Delhi region.

The CPCB has also cautioned them to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations relating to building construction, disposal of demolition/debris/waste and dust management, or else the building works will be stopped.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has stressed on the need to bring together all agencies to tackle pollution in Delhi area.

“All agencies have to fight pollution in Delhi; only then the people of Delhi will get a little relief. I urge all agencies to ensure strict compliance with construction and demolition waste management rules and effective dust management.”

A law was enacted on behalf of the central government for the management of building and demolition waste four years ago. There are also strict rules for dust management at building sites to prevent pollution.

As many as 50 teams set up to prevent pollution in the National Capital Region found during checking that the rules pertaining to construction projects/words are not allegedly getting followed by several government institutions.

Authorities came across alleged violation of rules at construction sites of Delhi Public Works Department (PWD) projects at Delhi Gate, Moti Bagh, Mandi House, and Tilak Lane.

Similarly, CPCB member-secretary Prashant Gargav issued notices pertaining to sites of Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation, Delhi Jal Board, DDA, CPWD, DMRC, NHAI and MTNL, and asked them to adhere to rules.

–IANS
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