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Candlelight rally in Okhla against toxic waste incinerator

Written By krishna on Sunday, April 17, 2011 | 9:32 PM

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Candlelight rally in Okhla against toxic waste incinerator by Okhla Anti-Incinerator Committee

The residents of the Okhla colonies that include New Friends Colony, Maharani Bagh, Ishwar Nagar, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Nagar, Jasola Vihar and Sarita Vihar will hold a candlelight march on 18th April, Monday @ 7:30 pm starting from Exit of Crowne Plaza hotel, New Friends Colony to Jamia Millia Islamia university via the Holy Family hospital.
The aim of the rally is to bring awareness to the dangers posed to the citizens of Delhi from the introduction of technology that will incinerate municipal waste. While the Supreme Court has only allowed pilot projects using the technology to be set up in India, the Okhla plant will process 2010 tons of municipal refuse daily to produce 16 megawatts of electricity.

Nothing is heard about toxic emissions from such plants that have, around the world, been linked to cancers, respiratory ailments and birth defects. Already the Ministry of Environment and Forests has written to the Delhi government about the lack of public consultation on the plant and anomalies such as transfer of ownership without informing the ministry.

Information about the ongoing campaign and media coverage since January may be seen at http://www.facebook.com/ghoslaokhla

Or the following may be contacted for more information:

1) Mr Khurana: 9810218150

2) Mr Anant Trivedi: Resident, Eshwar Nagar, Mb: 9868502292

3) Mr K K Rohtagi, Lawyer, Delhi High Court, Mb: 9810134860

4) Mrs Asha Arora, Resident, Sukhdev Vihar: 9711408421
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