DDA challans C&D waste dumpers in Yamuna flood plains

River Yamuna in Delhi. Picture Credit: Yogendra Singh from Pexels

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has imposed a fine of Rs 2.41 crore on 929 vehicles over the last four years for illegal dumping of construction or demolition (C&D) waste on the Yamuna floodplains.

According to data shared by the New Indian Express, the authority issued 610 challans over the dumping of debris and unauthorised parking on the river floodplains in 2021. This was the maximum amount generated during the last four years.

Only Rs 46.87 lakh of the Rs 2.6 crores has been recovered so far, the data showed.

The National Green Tribunal had banned the dumping of garbage or construction or demolition debris on the Yamuna floodplain in 2015. Anyone found violating the order is liable to pay environmental compensation up to Rs 50,000.

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