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Delhi environment minister slaps Rs 20 lakh fine on NDMC for violating dust control norms

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday issued directions for imposing a fine of Rs 20 lakh on North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for violating dust control guidelines at the Bhalswa landfill.

The environment minister asked the North MCD officers if sprinkling of water was being carried out regularly to prevent dust pollution at the site, however, the official could not give a satisfactory response. Gopal Rai then asked the officials of the Environment Department to take stern action for not taking steps to deal with dust pollution.

News source ~ India Today