Okhla News

Waste-to-Energy plants that use solid waste as feedstock pose threat to environment

WtE plants in India burn mixed waste. The presence of chlorinated hydrocarbons like PVC results in the release of dioxins and furans when the waste is burnt at less than 850 degree C. Appropriate filtering mechanisms need to be installed to control such dangerous emissions.

Salman & Sunil: How different are they?

A VHP leader said Hindu girls err in thinking a Sunil and a Salman are same. But how different are they?


Not far from Okhla landfill, worries of job 

Two days ago, the mountain that dots the Okhla skyline saw the last batch of trucks to dump garbage.

On NGT’s orders, experts inspect waste-to-energy plant in Okhla

The NGT principal bench had directed the member secretaries of the DPCC and CPCB to visit the waste-to-energy plant.

Green nod for Okhla sanctuary ecosensitive zone, decks cleared for Noida construction

The decision will come as a major relief to thousands of residential and commercial construction projects in Noida, which had been impacted by an order of the National Green Tribunal.

Okhla demolition leaves many homeless, robs livelihood of some

On the orders of the vice-chairman of DDA, this demolition was carried out.


A grave issue: Muslims fast running out of space to bury the dead

In a city where residential space is shrinking rapidly,even a small patch of land each Muslim is entitled to for his/her final rest is hard to come by.

EC continues to prune rolls,identifies 2 lakh duplicate voters on city’s borders

Around 2 lakh ‘bogus’ voters on Delhi’s electoral roll live in constituencies near Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh,the Delhi State Election Commission announced on Friday.

Okhla waste-to-energy plant: Residents file affidavit,tell NGT it is in eco-sensitive zone

Okhla residents opposing a controversial plant,which converts waste to energy,have filed an affidavit in an ongoing National Green Tribunal case,claiming that the plant is operating in an eco-sensitive zone.

MTech student dies after he falls into septic tank in Okhla waste plant

A 24-year-old MTech student from Aligarh University died after he allegedly slipped and fell into a sewage treatment tank while collecting a sample from the plant in Okhla,Southeast Delhi,for his college project,police said.