The development assumes significance after the cave-in incident at the Ghazipur landfill site in east Delhi in which two persons were killed, triggering a debate on safety concerns and waste management.
"We are working on guidelines for management of landfill site and very soon, we will come up with a policy on that," Environment Secretary C K Mishra said.
He said the policy will address the concerns raised after the Ghazipur incident.
The Ghazipur landfill is the oldest of its kind in the national capital. It was started in 1984 and is spread over 29 acres.
According to officials, the permissible height for a garbage dump is 20 metres. Every day, 2,500 metric tonnes of garbage are disposed at the site.
The other major dumping sites in the city are in Okhla in south Delhi and Narela-Bawana in north-west Delhi.
Post the cave-in incident, Leader of Congress in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mukesh Goel, had hit out at the BJP-led corporation and said the "situation of Bhalswa site is explosive" and if the waste dumping was not stopped there, there would be protests.
East Delhi Mayor Neema Bhagat said the 45-m high landfill at Ghazipur was saturated in 2002 only, and the civic body has been "looking for an alternative site for long time, but a clearance from the NGT is needed".
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