31 August 2021.
Haryana State Pollution Control Board,
C-11, Sector 6, Panchkula, Haryana.
Subject: Request to stop the waste-to-energy plant at Bandhwari Landfill Site in the eco sensitive Aravalli Hills in the NCR.
Greetings from the India Greens Party!
The purpose of writing this Petition is to request your high office to stop the upcoming waste-to-energy plant and its proposed expansion at Bandhwari Landfill Site in the eco sensitive Aravalli Hills in the NCR.
Before illustrating our reasons for this, we would like to tell your goodness that the India Greens Party (iGP) is a political organisation registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019). The party has its footprints in 27 states/
union territories of India and bodies in 14 states/union territories. The iGP is committed to the Global Greens Charter and its six Core Principles – ecological wisdom, sustainability, social justice, participatory democracy, nonviolence, and respect for diversity.
We have come to know through a Public Notice in the newspapers that there is a public hearing today to expand capacity of the waste to energy plant at Bandhwari Landfill Site in the middle of the Aravalli Forest from 15 MW to 25 MW.
As we understand, the plan is to burn the entire 2000 tons of mixed waste of Gurugram and Faridabad cities in this waste to energy plant.
Our understanding is that the project will tremendously increase air and water pollution for the entire National Capital Region and impact the lives of millions and millions of the NCR residents.
It is to be noted that there are already three waste-to-energy plants operating in Delhi which are polluting way beyond permissible limits. A fourth such plant is being planned in Tuglaqabad and fifth one at Bandhwari which is right in the middle of the Aravalli Forest.
It is quite evident that the Bandhwari Landfill is already playing havoc in the eco sensitive Aravalli Hills along with the impacts on the health of people living nearby.
The decision to go ahead with this project to make a waste-to-energy plant in the Aravalli Hills is a disastrous one for India’s National Capital Region which is already reeling under the impacts of severe air pollution.
Therefore, the iGP requests your high office to not go ahead with the upcoming waste-to energy plant and its proposed expansion at Bandhwari Landfill Site in the eco-sensitive Aravalli Hills in the NCR.
It is our strong belief that the Haryana Pollution Control Board will have better ideas about managing the waste of the Gurugram and Faridabad cities based on decentralised waste management.
With Green wishes,
President, IGP — India Greens Party.
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