Okhla waste-to-energy plant gets Centre’s notice over violations


Okhla waste-to-energy plant gets Centre’s notice over violations

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has sent a show-cause notice to the company running the Okhla waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in southeast Delhi, asking it to explain “why its Environmental Clearance (EC) granted in 2007 should not be kept in abeyance”.

The letter, a copy of which is with HT, is dated April 16 and signed by S Kerketta, director with the MoEF. The ministry has asked M/s Timarpur Okhla Waste Management Company Pvt Ltd to respond to the notice within 15 days. An environmental clearance is mandatory for a WTE plant to operate.

The notice was served after several violations of the EC granted were observed by a team inspecting the Okhla plant on December 15, 2018.   Read More

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