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Country India

March 06, 2012

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Stop poisoning our future end waste incineration in delhi a citizen’s hearing against the ghazipur waste to energy incinerator

The residents of Ghazipur and the waste pickers of Delhi invite you to a citizens hearing on the proposed Waste to Energy (WtE) project at Ghazipur. This is the second in the list of three mega WtE plants to be operational across Delhi soon. Together these plants will incinerate over 8000 tons of waste everyday. Apart from turning the entire city into a toxic gas chamber these proposals will also displace over 200,000 waste pickers of Delhi, who help recycle this same waste to support their livelihoods and in the process protect the environment.

The residents of Okhla and the waste picker organizations of Delhi have also been pitched in a similar battle for over three years against the Timarpur-Okhla Waste to Energy Project. Incineration of waste leads to toxic emissions like Dioxins and heavy metals that pose a serious threat to public health and environment. Despite the stiff opposition to such projects the Sheila Dixit government is audacious enough to force more such projects onto the citizens and poison the city’s environment.

The 1300 tons per day Ghazipur WtE project is clearly Delhi governments’ improper solution to solving the waste crisis. The waste pickers of Delhi and the resident of Ghazipur have decided to fight these proposals not only to protect their livelihoods but also to protect the environment of Delhi and the health of its residents. But this struggle cannot be successful without the support and solidarity of the civil society and the citizens. We need all the support we can get for fighting these projects. Hope to see you there.

WHAT: Citizens Hearing against Ghazipur Waste to Energy Project.

WHEN: 24 March 2012, 12.30pm onwards

WHERE: Assembly near Govt. Veterinary Hospital, Ghazipur Dairy Farm, Delhi – 96

The Citizens Hearing had initially been planned for the 25th of February, 2012. Unfortunately on the 31st of January a fire destroyed 500 slum huts and all our energies went in providing basic facilities for the families.

For More information contact: 

Shashi Bhushan Pandit – 09968413109
Dharmesh Shah- 09962516546

In Solidarity

Ghazipur Anti-Incinerator Committee, Residence welfare Associations Ghazipur, All India Kabari Mazdoor Mahasangh (AIKMM), New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), Centre for Education and Communication (CEC), Human Rights Law Network(HRLN), Hazards Center, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Association for Social Justice and Research(ASOJ), Bal Vikash Dhara (BVD), Green Flag Kachra Sharmik Union and Janpahal