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MCG bans open burning of horticulture waste

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has imposed a ban on burning of waste in the open and also threatened to take strict action against violators. This might provide some respite to the citizens from the large scale open burning of horticultural waste in the city.

In his order on Tuesday, the MCG Commissioner Vikas Gupta, asked the Sanitation Wing to immediately stop burning of garbage in the open in Gurgaon and asked his officials to initiate a sustainable solution of managing horticulture waste in an environmental friendly manner.

“It has been observed that huge quantity of horticulture waste is being generated by the Group Housing Societies/Hotels/Industries/Institutions and other big establishments.

The horticulture waste is not being disposed off according to the norms…which is in contravention of provisions contained under Section 309 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994,” read the order.

“Therefore, horticulture waste generated in the premises of Group Housing Societies/Hotels/Industries/Institutions and other big establishments should be managed scientifically at their own level keeping in view the environmental norms. 

he horticulture waste should not be burnt in any circumstances,” the letter added. 

Kangana Sachdeva

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