Delhi: Campaign launched against open burning of waste

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The Delhi government has launched a campaign against open burning of waste. The campaign will run till December 11 and will be implemented by 550 teams from 10 departments, reports Mint.

Citizens have been asked to lodge a complaint on the Green Delhi app if they come across instances of open burning of waste.

Over 630 complaints regarding open biomass burning have reportedly been addressed by the agencies concerned over the past 12 days. During the same period, over 1,000 challans were issued to violators for open burning of biomass, garbage and garden or plastic waste, reports The Times of India.

A study conducted by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), has shown that waste burning emissions contributed nearly 10 percent to Delhi’s PM2.5.

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