Note:ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA) has been campaigning against the Timarpur-Okhla Waste to Energy incinerator since 2005 proposed by the subsdiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS). It finds it puzzling that some omissions are consistently visible in the news reports. For instance, the name of company which got the project from IL&FS is Jindal Urban Infrastructure Ltd but somehow Jindal Ecopolis is being mentioned just because the board out the proposed plant site mentions it.
Besides although TWA has raised the issue of Narela-Bawana and Gazipur having similar plants, those has not been paid heed to. The news reports have ignored the role of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and fake carbon trade, TWA has been highlighting as the main culprits. MNRE should act in right earnest to set matters right and Union Environment should cancel the environmental clearance given to municipal waste incinerators
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CPCB seeks details on Okhla plant
The Central Pollution Control Board has told Jindal Ecopolis, the company setting up the waste-to-energy plant at Okhla , that it would not be permitted to operate if it fails to provide technical details on pollution control at the incineration plant.
At a meeting held on Tuesday, CBCP raised several questions which Jindal representatives were unable to answer. They have now been asked to submit details within the next few days so that they may be studied by experts who will eventually provide inputs on how to make the plant environmentally sustainable.
"We have asked Jindal Ecopolis to provide the committee with details on the technical issues of the project. They had come prepared with a general description of the plant whereas we were interested in the specific technical points of each step of the process. A list of questions has been made available to them and they are expected to respond to them shortly," said an official.
Source: Times of India, New Delhi, April 28, 2011
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