To prevent a recurrence of the devastating fire 1hat broke out in west Delhi on June 6 last year, the Delhi High Court said in a recent ruling that the ban on trade in poly vinyl chloride (PVC) material in Jwalapuri and adjoining colonies of the capital was "merely on paper". The court directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the Delhi police and other government agencies to ensure that the ban is implemented. The MCD had banned the PVC material trade including stocking and collecting of plastic waste in and around Jwalapuri after last year's fire.
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