I submit that India being a signatory to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,(UNFCCC), Kyoto Protocol, Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement is under an obligation to refrain from promoting waste incineration because under Annexure A of Kyoto Protocol waste incineration is listed as one of the key source of green house gases.
I submit that adverse impact of use of POPs on ecosystem abd human health is still being studied jointly by USA and Vietnam. The continued operation of such a plant tantamounts to exposing residents of the national capital to war chemicals in times of peace. The project also emits heavy metals like Mercury. There is no way to segregate mercury from the mixed waste which is being usec as fuel. India being a signatory to UN's Minamata Convention is duty bound to stop such practice.
I submit that given the fact that air pollutants are passengers without passports it affects not only the residents of Okhla but also the entire national capital region amidst conclusive evidence of deeply disturbing health impacts of capital region's air pollution load which has set alarm bells ringing all over the world. The cumulative load from such plants in the region cannot be ignored.
In view of the above, I earnestly request the Commission to intervene at the earliest with its recommendations.