Residents of Gurgaon are set to get some respite from the large-scale, open burning of horticulture waste in the city, with the civic body imposing a ban on such activity. The body also threatened to take strict action against violators.
In his order, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) commissioner Vikas Gupta asked the sanitation wing to immediately stop burning of garbage in the open in the city, and asked his officials to initiate a sustainable solution to manage horticulture waste in an environment-friendly manner.
“It has been observed that a huge quantity of horticulture waste is being generated by the group housing societies/hotels/industries/institutions and other big establishments. The waste is also not being disposed of according to the norms. which is in contravention to provisions contained under section 309 of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994,” read the order.
“Therefore, horticulture waste generated in such premises should be managed scientifically… keeping in view the environment norms. The horticulture waste should not be burnt under any circumstances,” the letter further added.
The letter also said non-compliance will invite action as per the provisions of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, besides a penalty of Rs 5,000 for first-time offenders. Every subsequent violation will invoke a 20 per cent hike on this figure.