A Greater Noida resident on Friday reported a case of burning of garbage in the open. He shared the information via Twitter.
In a tweet, Jainendra Chaurasia, a resident of Cherry County in Techzone 4, shared a photo of pile in flames with a caption, "Everyday somebody is burning garbage in front of the society's gate number 2 which is causing a lot of pollution."
Similarly, a resident of a housing society of Greater Noida's Sector 4, Saya Zion, Gaurav Gupta, had complained that for the last two months someone was burning garbage near a stadium in the night.
He said, "We tried trace the culprit without success.”
Garbage burning is not new in Greater Noida. In spite of constant efforts by the authorities, a few people of the society are burning garbage oblivious of its consequences.
As per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) guidelines, burning of waste in open places is banned. Violators, including project proponent, concessionaire, any individual or body of individuals, responsible for burning waste in the open are liable to a fine of Rs. 5,000 for simple burning and Rs. 25,000 in case of burning waste in bulk.
Last year, the Central Pollution Control Board had identified Knowledge Park-III in Greater Noida among 15 societies from Delhi-NCR as a pollution hotspots.