The Delhi government will launch a 15-day mega plantation drive on July 11 to further increase the green cover in the capital, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday.
It's not a secret anymore and it's not about one or two opposition parties. The central government is now misusing the ED against all the parties that dare to speak against the BJP, he said.
The government will organise a three-day mega fair to promote alternatives of single-use plastic from July 1-3 at the Thyagaraj Stadium, an official statement said.
The anti-open burning campaign was carried out in two phases, first from April 12 to May 12 and second from May 13 to June 13.
While March 20 is observed as World Sparrow Day since 2010, the humble bird was adopted as the Delhi’s state bird in 2012.
All manufacturers, retailers, general public, and shopkeepers in Delhi have already been asked not to keep any stock of single-use plastics by June 30, 2022.
It also asked the government to bring down the number of saplings to be planted for every tree felled from 10 to 2.
The government will instead ask the DDA to inform how much land is available for plantation in the capital, he said.
Ten departments have deployed around 500 teams to check open burning of waste in the city.
The department asked to conduct an independent audit of the trees transplanted by various departments over the last few years.
Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the direction to impose the fine is based on an enquiry report filed on the matter by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.
Gopal Rai had on Tuesday night asked the DPCC to submit a report on the fire at the landfill in north Delhi within 24 hours.
The project is a part of the government’s summer action plan proposed for this year.
Officials have been asked to implement it in Delhi soon to prevent incidents of fire,” Rai said.
The Delhi government will launch a month-long anti-open burning campaign from Tuesday and a drive to curb road dust pollution from April 15,